Balrampur Gang-Rape Case: Why Is Rahul Gandhi Silent?
Amidst Hathras gang-rape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit girl, the Balrampur gang-rape issue of a 22-year-old has largely been ignored by the politicians.
The “jungle raj” that has spread in Uttar Pradesh has no limits and the time for accountability is now, the Congress said on Thursday (October 1) as a Dalit woman in the state’s Balrampur district died after being allegedly raped. News of the death of the 22-year-old comes amid the nationwide outrage over the Hathras gangrape case, in which a 19-year-old Dalit woman died in a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was allegedly assaulted by four upper-caste men. Several Congress leaders, including former president Rahul Gandhi, reacted to the Hathras incident.
Alleging that “atrocities” on women and the government’s brazenness is continuing, Rahul Gandhi said, “Did not give respect when alive and also snatched the dignity in death.” His tweet in Hindi referenced the Hathras gang-rape victim’s family being allegedly denied the right to properly perform her last rites. Priyanka Gandhi added, “The jungle raj spread in UP has no limits. Law and order are not run by marketing and speeches. This is time for accountability of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. The public wants accountability.”
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