Rahul, Priyanka slam UP govt, say caste violence, crimes towards girls rising

New Delhi, August 17

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and get together chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out on the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, alleging that incidents of caste violence and crimes towards girls have been rampant within the state.

Attacking the Adityanath authorities over the killing of a Dalit village head in Azamgarh’s Basgaon, Rahul Gandhi alleged that in Uttar Pradesh, the “jungle raj” of caste violence and rape was “peaking”.

“Now another terrible incident — Sarpanch Satyamev, being a Dalit, said ‘no’ due to which he was killed. Condolences to the family of Satyamev Ji,” he mentioned in a tweet.

The Uttar Pradesh police have invoked the stringent National Security Act towards 4 individuals in reference to the village head’s killing, which had triggered mob violence.

Satyamev (42), a Dalit and the pinnacle of Basgaon village within the Tarwan space of Azamgarh district, was shot useless final week.

In a Facebook publish in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi additionally hit out on the Uttar Pradesh authorities over the difficulty of safety of girls.

“Bulandshahr, Hapur, Lakhimpur Kheri and now Gorakhpur. Such repeated incidents have proven that the Uttar Pradesh government has completely failed in providing security to women,” the Congress common secretary mentioned, referring to stories of crimes towards girls in these areas.

There was no concern of legislation within the minds of criminals in Uttar Pradesh, she mentioned, including that because of this, grotesque incidents of crime have been going down towards girls.

The police and administration have been neither in a position to present safety nor take applicable motion, Priyanka Gandhi alleged.

“The Uttar Pradesh government should review the law-and-order system and take every step to ensure the safety of women,” she mentioned.

The Congress has been alleging that the law-and-order scenario is deteriorating in Uttar Pradesh below the BJP rule, a cost denied by the state dispensation. PTI

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