AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Rakhi Birla were attacked with black ink today in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, where the alleged gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman took place. Singh slammed Yogi Adityananth government and called the act ‘cowardly.’
“Cowardly act in Hathras. Police took us to ‘Gudiya’s’ house and while returning, we were attacked. MLA Rakhi Birla, Ajay Dutt, and Faisal Lala were with me. Yogi Ji, you are not Thakur (caste), you are a coward. File cases against me, baton charge, get me murdered but the fight for justice will go on,” Singh later said in a tweet in Hindi.
हाथरस में कायराना हरकत पुलिस अपनी सुरक्षा में गुड़िया के घर लेकर गई लौटते समय हमला हुआ MLA राखी बिडलान अजय दत्त व फ़ैसल लाला साथ थे,योगी जी आप “ठाकुर नही कायर हो” मुझ पर चाहे जितने मुक़दमे लिखो जेल भेजो लाठी चलाओ या हत्या करवा दो लेकिन गुड़िया के लिये न्याय की लड़ाई जारी रहेगी pic.twitter.com/8DA9ln4ZYo
— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) October 5, 2020
Ink was thrown on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Monday when he was on his way to meet the family of the Hathras victim who recently died after being allegedly gang-raped.
The incident happened when Singh was about to speak to media persons. A man came and threw ink on his white kurta while shouting “PFI ke dalalon wapas jao”.
Visuals of the occurrence are viral on social media.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 5, 2020
Members of the ‘Savarn Samaj’ (or the upper caste) threw ink at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh, after which Singh sat in his car and left the spot immediately.
The police have arrested one Deepak Sharma who belongs to the ‘Savarn Samaj’ group.
The state government has said that outfits like PFI have been responsible for hatching a conspiracy to create caste tensions in the state. An open FIR has also been filed against unnamed people in this regard.
The AAP delegation, later proceeded to the Bulgarhi village to meet the bereaved family.
Earlier, a Zee News report quoting sources had said that the protests against the Hathras gang-rape and murder were staged by some groups with the intention of creating unrest in Uttar Pradesh.
It is being said that a website called ‘JusticeForHathras’ was created to disturb the law and order situation in the state by disseminating false information related to the incident.
The sources have claimed that the website was made to spark caste-based riots across the state.
There has been a massive outrage across the country over the incident and protests have been organised in several areas slamming the government on failure to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh.