Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi slams UP govt following crimes taking place in the state, he said Community violence and Jungle Raj in Uttar Pradesh are at “its peak” at present.
In a tweet citing a media report, the former Congress president said, “Violence against community groups, rape is at a peak. Jungle Raj is at the peak.”
Describing the incident of killing of sarpanch Satyamev as terrible, he expressed condolences to the family of the deceased sarpanch.
“Now another terrible incident – Sarpanch Satyamev turned out to be a Dalit and called ‘Na’, due to which he was killed. Condolences to the family members of Satyamev Ji,” he further tweeted.
यूपी में जातीय हिंसा और बलात्कार का जंगलराज चरम पर है।
अब एक और भयानक घटना- सरपंच सत्यमेव ने दलित होकर ‘ना’ कहा जिसके कारण उनकी हत्या कर दी गयी।
सत्यमेव जी के परिवारजनों को संवेदनाएँ।https://t.co/Fl3ygHUFle
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 17, 2020
According to the report, the tweet came in response after the Dalit sarpanch was allegedly murdered by the upper castes. In another incident, on August 14, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Police said the National Security Act will be enforced against two people accused of gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl. The girl was allegedly raped and murdered on Friday in Isanagar in Lakhimpur Kheri. Later, the police recovered his body from a sugarcane field in Isanagar.