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It shocks conscious, take action: Cong to NHRC over UP police alleged brutality on anti-CAA protesters

Image credit: Rahul Gandhi Official Twitter Handle

It shocks conscious, take action: Cong to NHRC over UP police alleged brutality on anti-CAA protesters

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Jan 2020, 09:04 pm

New Delhi/UNI: The Congress on Monday approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), over the alleged the atrocities unleashed by the Uttar Pradesh government against anti-CAA protesters and demanded strong action at the earliest.

 

A delegation, led by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, senior leaders Mohsina Kidwai, Abhishek Singhvi, PL Punia, Salman Khurshid, Rajeev Shukla, Jitendra Prasad and UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu met the Chairman of NHRC, Justice HL Dattu and other officials in the quasi-judicial body.

“A delegation of Congress leaders presented the NHRC with evidence of the atrocities against the citizens of Uttar Pradesh by the state government, which has gone to war against its own people. The NHRC must act decisively to protect the idea of India and the Constitutional rights of our citizens," Gandhi tweeted moments after the meeting.

Talking to media persons, outside the NHRC office, Singhvi, along with Rahul and Priyanka said, they have a detailed representation of 31 pages before the Commission.

“This is a very sensitive issue for us, and it is backed by hard, solid facts with photos and videos," Singhvi said.

The Congress had categorized the issues in nine segments and the first was deaths during the anti-CAA protests.

“We have presented the evidence on deaths due to UP police’s indiscriminate firing and arbitrary action, in which women and minors became collateral damage, vandalism by the police themselves and in particular by this new cadre of so-called police mitras (friends) and indiscriminate action on innocent bystanders by the UP police," Singhvi added.

The Congress leader further said that they have also pointed out the threats issued by the police that “we will confiscate your property and we will arrest if you go out of streets and exercise your fundamental right to protest."

He also said that the grand old party presented the evidence of the ruling party persons, members, office bearers being roped in to stop the democratic protests to conduct strong arbitrary, cruel illegal actions.

Singhvi also said a single police officer has been named as accused or action taken on a single complaint or FIR.

“The victims have become the accused in FIR filed liberally by the police," he alleged and added that “it shocks our conscious, it makes our heads hang in shame, and we hope and trust that the Commission will take necessary action.”

Image credit: Rahul Gandhi Official Twitter Handle

It shocks conscious, take action: Cong to NHRC over UP police alleged brutality on anti-CAA protesters

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