Congress’s Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government in a series of tweets on the horrific gangrape and torture of a 20-year-old in Hathras, who died yesterday after battling for life for two weeks. Amid fresh outrage this morning over the 2 am cremation by the police as her family was kept locked up, Mr Gandhi tweeted that it was a “shameful move of the UP government to suppress the Dalits and show them their ‘place’ in the society”.
The caste angle in the case has been highlighted again and again, first with a protest outside the Delhi hospital by Chandrashekar Azad’s Bhim army. The outrage found voice in social media, with many tweeting that the woman and her family has been “brutalised by the entire system”.
“All this is a shameful move of the UP government to suppress the Dalits and show them their ‘place’ in the society. Our fight is against this hateful thinking,” Rahul Gandhi said in a Hindi tweet.
An earlier tweet from him read: “A daughter of India is raped, facts are suppressed, and in the end the right to funeral is also taken away from her family. It is abusive and unjust.”
In a series of tweets, Rahul Gandhi’s sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath resign.