Reportedly, the incident has sparked protest in Buxar held by Congress, RJD, BSP and other opposition parties questioning the failure of the incumbent JDU-BJP government in maintaining the law and order.
The need of the hour is to clear the area and give maximum space to Dalit women to speak.
Hathras should not become a political battleground. How dangerous is this suppression of what’s true and what’s not? Since the case has been handed to CBI, shouldn’t authorities refrain from making baseless remarks in public? Read more on this below.
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Would authorities have dared to take this heavy-handed approach in a case where the victim’s family had possessed economic and social capital?
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