BJP against Dalit-Backward; CAA being used to divide the society, says Priyanka Gandhi in Azamgarh

Addressing anti-CAA protesters in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh the Congress general secretary said that Congress will fight to defend the Constitution

Priyanka Gandhi in Azamgarh
Priyanka Gandhi in Azamgarh
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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday said that BJP is against the idea of social justice.

Terming the saffron party as “Dalit-Backward Virodhi”, Priyanka in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh said that CAA is being used to divide the society.

Addressing anti-CAA protesters, the Congress general secretary said that Congress will fight to defend the Constitution.

BJP against Dalit-Backward; CAA being used to divide the society, says Priyanka Gandhi in Azamgarh

“Congress party will fight against injustice…It my responsibility to speak up against all kinds of injustices,” said Priyanka after meeting kith and kin of those who have been detained by the UP police for taking part in anti-CAA protest.

Over a dozen of women protesters, according to villagers, had been thrashed, brutalized by the UP police.

Some of them have been admitted to the district hospital.

BJP against Dalit-Backward; CAA being used to divide the society, says Priyanka Gandhi in Azamgarh

“Congress party will fight against injustice…It is my responsibility to speak up against all kind of injustices,” said Priyanka after meeting the kith and kin of those who have been detained by the UP police for taking part in anti-CAA protest.

Over a dozen of women protesters, according to villagers, had been thrashed, brutalized by the UP police.

Some of them have been admitted to the district hospital.

Saying that she will raise the issue before the NHRC, Priyanka added, “The fight is to defend the nation (from the BJP). The fight is to defend our great traditions. I am proud to be a part of the fight.”

It may be recalled that the Uttar Pradesh Police have registered an FIR against at least 135 people, of which only 35 have been named and the rest are unidentified, for allegedly protesting against the amended citizenship law in Bilariaganj area in Azamgarh.

Twenty people named in the FIR have been arrested, police said.

UP Police have also arrested general secretary of Ulema Council Tahir Madni, who led the protest.

The protesters were using foul language against Hindus and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleged police.

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Published: 12 Feb 2020, 5:31 PM