Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday, 2 October took to Twitter to condemn the rape cases that came to light in the past week in Hathras, Balrampur, Bulandshahr and Azamgarh and said that the culprits will face consequences that will set an example for others.
“The ones who even think of harming the respect and dignity of the mothers and sisters of UP will be destroyed. They will face consequences of the kind that will set an example to others. The government is committed to the safety and progress of your sisters and mothers. This is our responsibility, this is our promise,” CM Yogi tweeted in Hindi.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s comments come amid protests against the UP government’s handling of the Hathras gang-rape case, with the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) demanding his resignation.
CM Yogi Adityanath has established a three-member SIT to probe into the alleged rape and has asked for a report in seven days. Hours after the alleged forcible cremation, protests broke out in Hathras district, with people marching on the streets demanding justice for the rape victim.
Meanwhile, Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) which prohibits assembly of five or more people at a time, has been imposed at the India Gate, stated Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi.
This imposition would impede the protests planned at India Gate by activist and political groups, today, in support of the Hathras victim.
An FIR, on Tuesday, 1 October, was also lodged against Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as well as around 200 party workers under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Diseases Act. They had been detained by the UP Police, earlier, in the day while they were on their way to meet the kin of the victim.