NCW summons BJP leader Ranjeet Srivastava over 'offensive' remarks against Hathras victim
The commission asked Srivastava to appear before it at 11 am on 26 October to give an explanation for his comments
New Delhi: The NCW on Wednesday summoned BJP leader Ranjeet Srivastava for reportedly making offensive remarks against a 19-year-old Dalit girl who died after being raped allegedly by four men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.
The National Commission for Women said it has sent a notice to Srivastava, asking him to appear before it on 26 October at 11 am to give an explanation.
@NCWIndia strongly condemns the offensive and defamatory remarks made by political leader #RanjeetSrivastava regarding the #Hathras victim. The Commission has sent him a notice directing him to appear before NCW on October 26th at 11 AM to give an explanation. @sharmarekha https://t.co/Nv7z3UHGD0
— NCW (@NCWIndia) October 7, 2020
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said Srivastava is "not fit" to be called the leader of any party.
He is not fit to be called leader of any party. He is showing his primitive and sick mindset and I am going to send notice to him. https://t.co/TyWigJwXWM
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) October 6, 2020
According to media reports, Srivastava made offensive comments on the victim's character.
The Dalit teen was allegedly raped in a Hathras village by four men on 14 September. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
She was cremated in the early hours, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night. Local police officers, however, had said the cremation was carried out "as per the wishes of the family".
The incident led to protests across the country with people from different sectors demanding justice for the victim.
Shah also said that Modi who developed Gujarat as a model state was chosen by the BJP as a prime ministerial candidate at a time when the country was facing a severe leadership crisis
The West Bengal chief minister's party has already announced its decision to contest the Assembly elections in Goa
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