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Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: UP Police registers FIR against Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi for violating prohibitory orders

Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: Earlier in the day, the two Congress leaders, heading to meet the rape victim's family in Hathras, were stopped and were briefly detained before being sent back to Delhi

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Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: UP Police registers FIR against Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi for violating prohibitory orders

Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. Image credits: Twitter Congress.

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Activists, journalists raise questions over UP police's claims

After the UP Police shared the postmortem details with the media, many questioned why the police cremated the body of the Hathras teen in such a rush, in the middle of the night if the findings of the autopsy report showed that she was not raped, but died of neck injuries. 

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Oct 01, 2020 - 23:44 (IST)

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AAP demands Yogi Adityanath's resignation

 
The Aam Aadami Party (AAP) staged a protest in Mumbai over the gang-rape and death of a Dalit teen in Hathras and demanded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanaths resignation. The Delhi-based party criticised the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the midnight cremation of the victim. "The body of the woman was cremated in the dark. The family was not allowed to conduct final rites in a bid to wipe out evidencethe chief minister has to resign immediately and the matter has to be probed by a Supreme Court judge, AAPs national spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon said in a statement released after the protest.
 
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Oct 01, 2020 - 23:29 (IST)

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Students hold protest in Delhi University, briefly detained

 
Members of various students organisations held a protest at Delhi University's north campus against the brutal Hathras gang-rape and murder incident and demanded justice for the 19-year-old victim.  A senior police official said 20-22 protestors were detained and later released.
 
A statement said Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) activists along with other progressive organizations of DU held demonstrations against the barbarous gang-rape in Hathras and the denial of justice to the victim and her family by UP government's state machinery. A large number of activists were wrongfully detained while protesting and taken to Maurice Nagar Police Station, they alleged. 
 
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Oct 01, 2020 - 23:17 (IST)

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Why media not asking questions to UP govt: Raj Thackeray

 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray asked why the Uttar Pradesh government tried to stop someone who wanted to meet the Hathras rape victim's family. "Why are the people who scream at the top of their voice if anything happens in Maharashtra silent now? Why is the media not asking questions to the Uttar Pradesh government," he further said

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and around 150 party workers were briefly detained in Greater Noida on Thursday while walking towards Hathras to meet the Dalit rape victim's family.

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Oct 01, 2020 - 23:00 (IST)

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Students organisations call for protests

Students' bodies, Dalit women's organisations have given a call for holding protests on Friday, both offline and online, over the Hathras gangrape case.  Howveer, as per ANI, Delhi Police has said that no gatherings are allowed near India Gate in Delhi.

Oct 01, 2020 - 22:33 (IST)

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UP Police files FIR against Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi 

The Uttar Pradesh police have registered case against Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and others under Sec 188, 269 and 270 of IPC  and under provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act for violating lockdown rules while marching to Hathras, say reports. Earlier in the day, a Congress convoy heading to Hathras was stopped and the Gandhis were briefly detained before being sent back to Delhi.

Oct 01, 2020 - 22:19 (IST)

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Congress holds protests in Punjab

Oct 01, 2020 - 22:11 (IST)

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Legal experts counter UP Police's 'no rape' theory

Legal experts debunked the theory propounded by the Uttar Pradesh Police that absence of semen from the body of Hathras victim suggested that she was not raped. Senior advocates Rebecca John and Vikas Pahwa told news agency PTI that absence of semen on the body of alleged gang rape victim as claimed by the police in the forensic report was of no consequence for the prosecution of accused persons for the offence as there was a dying declaration that cannot be discredited.

“So what (the semen was not found)? Offence of rape doesn''t require its presence. And anyway there was a dying declaration.“Some extraordinary evidence will be needed to discredit the dying declaration,” John said.

“Body can be washed, cleaned. It depends. It is also to be seen how much time difference was there between the offence and the medical examination. If the medical examination was conducted immediately after the rape, there would be presence of semen, otherwise won''t. If she goes to washroom etc. after the offence, the semen might be washed away,” said.Pahwa

Oct 01, 2020 - 21:57 (IST)

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DMK demands apology from Adityanath over treatment meted out to Rahul Gandhi

 
 DMK president M K Stalin demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath apologise for the alleged inhumane treatment metedout to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by police. Anarchy and unruliness governed Uttar Pradesh, it appeared, and not rule of law, Stalin alleged reacting to the crimes against women there and police stopping Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra amid melee.
 
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri staged a protest in Chennai to condemn the detention of Rahul Gandhi by police to stop him from going towards Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, Congress workers held demonstrations in several places including Karur,Pattukottai and Tirunelveli.

Oct 01, 2020 - 21:53 (IST)

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 Hathras victim's family claims police, admin pressure, demands CBI inquiry

 
The family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who succumbed to her injuries at a Delhi hospital after she was allegedly gangraped in Hathras has alleged they were being pressured by the district administration against repeatedly changing their statement. The father of the woman said he was being pressured by government officials and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. The father, around 50, claimed that he was pressured into going to a police station where the district magistrate and police officials made three members of his family sign some document.
 
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Oct 01, 2020 - 21:41 (IST)

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Ensure no coercion on Hathras victim's family, Allahabad HC directs UP govt

The Allahabad HC, while taking cognisance of the Hathras gangrape case, said the incidents which took place after the death of the victim leading up to her cremation, as alleged, have "shocked its conscience", as per LiveLaw. "The matter is of immense public importance and public interest as it involves allegation of high handedness by the State Authorities resulting in violation of the basic human and fundamental rights not only of the deceased victim but also of her family members," the court further alleged. It directed state authorities to ensure  that no coercion, influence or pressure is exerted upon the family members of the deceased "in any manner, by anyone".

Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: The Uttar Pradesh police have registered case against Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and others under Sec 188, 269 and 270 of IPC and under provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act for violating lockdown rules while marching to Hathras, say reports.

Earlier in the day, a Congress convoy heading to Hathras was stopped and the Gandhis were briefly detained before being sent back to Delhi.

Referring to UP Police's comments in the Hathras case, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said that no semen didn't mean no rape and drew attention towards the 2103 amendments to IPC section 375, which stipulate that penetration is not required to prove sexual assault.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Kirit Solanki, who heads the parliamentary panel on on the welfare of SCs/STs said the panel would take serious cognisance of the incident.

The Congress on Thursday held protests in Delhi, Uttar Pardesh as well as in Tamil Nadu over the Hathras gangrape incident. Meanwhile, Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad demanded President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh, alleging failure of constitutional machinery in the state over crimes against Dalits.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who were detained by the UP Police while on the way to meet Hathras victim's family, have now been released and are being escorted back to Delhi.

Activists and journalists on Twitter raised questions on the rush to cremate the Hathras victim after Uttar Pradesh police claimed that the teen had died of neck injuries and there was no evidence of rape. Some journalists raised questions over media personnel not being allowed to visit Hathras.

Meanwhile, marches were taken out by Dalit organisations and social outfits at many places in Haryana, including Kaithal, Yamunanagar, Fatehabad and Rohtak, with some demanding capital punishment for the rapists.

According to the postmortem report, the 19-year-old Dalit woman died due to neck injuries. Speaking to the media, Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and order) Prashant Kumar said that forensic report found no sperm in samples "making it clear that some people twisted the matter to stir caste-based tension. Such people will be identified & legal action will be taken."

Earlier Rahul Gandhi has been arrested for defying a ban on large gatherings as he and his sister Priyanka headed to Hathras. Section 144 was imposed in the district earlier today. Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi sat on the road with hundreds of Congress supporters after the Uttar Pradesh police refused to let them continue their march to meet the Hathras gangrape victim's family

As per reports, after the Congress leader's convoy was stopped on the Yamuna Expressway, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi have begun marching towards Hathras to meet with the victim's family

According to reports, Congress leaders may find it tough to enter Hathras as the admin has imposed Section 144, putting up barricades, and sealing the borders citing the coronavirus precautions.

Amid the widespread outrage over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit teen from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, an yet another scheduled caste woman died in Balrampur district of the state while being rushed to a hospital after her rape by two youths.

Balrampur Superintendent of Police Dev Ranjan Verma said the incident happened in the Gaisari area of the district, where a 22-year-old Dalit woman, working in a private firm, failed to return home in time on Tuesday evening, prompting her parents to start looking for her.

The woman's parents said she did not respond to calls on her mobile phone, triggering panic among family members, the police said.

The woman, however, returned home shortly later in an autorickshaw with an intravascular cannula, medically known as Vigo and used for administering injection, glucose or other fluids in the body, inserted in her hand, the police said, quoting her parents.

The girl looked dazed and in a serious condition, prompting her parents to rush her to a nearby hospital, but she died on the way, said the SP.

When the matter was reported to the police from the hospital, the parents alleged that their daughter was gang-raped, SP Verma said.

Acting on the parent's complaint, police identified the accused as Shahid and Sahil and arrested them, the SP said.

Reacting to the incident, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said, "After Hathras, now a daughter was harassed and gang-raped in Balrampur. The victim died in serious condition. Condolences!"

"The BJP government should commit no laxity in this case as was done in Hathras and arrest the accused immediately," he added with a hashtag #Balrampur... #NoMoreBJP" on his Tweeter handle.

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