The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today observed a silent sit-in demonstration to protest against the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.
Condemning the rape and murder, MPCC working president James S. Lyngdoh accused the Uttar Pradesh government of “denying justice to the victim by hurriedly cremating her body to destroy all evidence”.
Lyngdoh also said that the Uttar Pradesh government under Yogi Adityanath physically assaulted Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while they were on their way to express sympathy and solidarity with the family of the rape victim.
Former MLA E C Boniface Bamon, East Khasi Hills District Congress president Kennedy C. Khyriem, Meghalaya Youth Congress president Richard M. Marak, and several party functionaries took part in the protest.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) also held a protest in Tura.
“It is time for each citizen to stand against the insensitive, communal and irresponsible BJP. We strongly condemn the incident (rape) that happened in UP. It is time to stop suppression, oppression and discrimination against our minority brothers and sisters of UP as well as the epidemic of rape. The BJP should also stop harassing opposition leaders when they try to provide a voice for those oppressed,” said MPYC president, Richard Marak.
Marak stated that what happened in UP could happen in other states or even in Meghalaya.
Marak added that the BJP had proved beyond reasonable doubt that they are anti woman, anti Dalit, anti tribal and anti Indian. He added that the MPYC stood in solidarity with the family of the victim in UP and would continue to fight.
“The BJP is morally corrupt and needs to go,” felt Marak while adding that the MPYC stood by the family of the victim in Hathras, UP.