New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad has called for a protest at 5 pm at India Gate today to demand answers from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, over the gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman two weeks ago.
“In the same Uttar Pradesh that elected him and sent him to parliament, there is brutality against a daughter from Hathras. She was raped and murdered… her bones were broken. And her body cremated like garbage. When there is human rights violation in Uttar Pradesh, does not the Prime Minister say a word?”, Azad asked the government.
“Neither can the Prime Minister hear her screams nor her family’s screams. How long will you stay silent, Prime Minister? You will have to give answers. Today, at 5 pm, we are coming… to demand answers. Your silence is a danger for our daughters,” added Azad.
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He addressed PM Modi, “you will have to speak… you will have to give answers and you will have to ensure justice is delivered”.
The protest today is likely to result in a clash with Delhi Police, who ordered large gatherings in and around India Gate were banned till further notice.
Azad seemed to have started a protest at his home in UP’s Saharanpur where he was detained under “house arrest” as ordered by local police.
The 20-year-old dalit woman, died on Tuesday, suffered fractures, paralysis and a spinal injury after sexually assaulted by four men of upper caste.
The police said there was a cut in her tongue because she had bitten it while strangulation.
The family has also accused the UP Police for they were not allowed to be a part of a 2:30 am ‘forceful’ cremation by cops.