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Hathras: Congress to hold ‘satyagraha’ across states; FIR against Bhim Army chief

An FIR was registererd against Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 400-500 unnamed people under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 5 Oct 2020 5:46 AM GMT

Hathras: Congress to hold ‘satyagraha’ across states; FIR against Bhim Army chief
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The Congress on Monday will stage ‘satyagraha’ in the district headquarters of states across the country to demand justice for the Hathras woman who was allegedly gangraped and killed by four upper caste men last week. “The Pradesh Congress Committees will be organising silent Satyagraha sit-in, at Mahatma Gandhi/Ambedkar statues and any other place of significance, against the brutal and arbitrary actions of the UP Government, demanding justice for the victim and her family,” AICC general secretary, Organisation, KC Venugopal said in a statement on Sunday.

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FSL report has no value: Aligarh CMO

The Chief Medical Officer of Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU’s) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. In addition, where the 19-year-old Hathras victim was admitted for two weeks, has told that the FSL report — which Uttar Pradesh Police has relied on to say she was not raped — “holds no value”.

FIR against Bhim Army chief in Hathras

An FIR was registererd against Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 400-500 unnamed people under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code and Epidemic Diseases Act, for violation of Section 144 CrPC, during his visit to Hathras on Sunday.

Bhim Army

Meanwhile, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad yesterday demanded a time bound inquiry by a retired judge of the Supreme Court into the Hathras incident and also sought protection for the kin of the deceased. He was initially prevented by police from proceeding towards the village but was granted permission later.

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UP CM transfers Hathras case to CBI

On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath ordered the Hathras case to be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Chief Minister also ordered the suspension of five police officers, including the district’s Police Superintendent (SP) Vikrant Vir for the midnight funeral. A 3-member SIT is currently probing the case and will submit its report within a week.

Meanwhile, UP govt on Sunday filed an FIR under various sections of the IPC alleging criminal conspiracy to incite violence via the incident.

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The Hathras case

Reports until Friday stated that the 19-year-old woman had been gangraped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14 in a field, leaving her in a critical condition. When her condition worsened, she was referred to AIIMS. But was admitted to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi last Monday with spinal cord injuries. Also, paralysis, and cuts in her tongue. She succumbed at around 3 am on Tuesday. The case is currently the subject of a huge amount of protest, with political parties also involved.

The autopsy report said the cause of death of the victim was trauma. Due to a neck injury and didn’t mention rape, following which the UP ADG had contended the same. Videos of the victim’s mother as well as the original complaint said she had been strangled. Also, named the person who did it, not mentioning rape.

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