Congress slams govt for targeting IYC members for helping people amid raging COVID-19

According to IYC activists, the police asked them -- from where they were bringing oxygen cylinders, several medicines, managing ambulance services and food for the people battling Covid-19 pandemic

Congress slams govt for targeting IYC members for helping people amid raging COVID-19
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A few officers of Delhi Police on Friday arrived at the office of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) to enquire how it has been managing to provide medicines, oxygen cylinders and several other things required by Covid patients.

According to IYC members, a few officers of the Delhi Police Crime Branch team arrived at the IYC office on Raisina Road in Central Delhi around 11 a.m.

Speaking to IANS, IYC President Srinivas BV said, "They had come to enquire about how we are helping the people in distress on the basis of a petition filed in the court."

Talking to media Srinivas BV said, "We are not scared. Our work will not stop."

"We have not done anything wrong, if our smallest efforts can help save a life we will not stop or be scared of such PILs," he told NDTV.

He said that details of their work were shared with the police.

According to IYC activists, the police asked them -- from where they were bringing oxygen cylinders, several medicines, managing ambulance services and food for the people battling Covid-19 pandemic.

The IYC has started #SOSIYC campaign to help the people affected with Covid.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to slam the government saying the rescuer is always greater than the one who kills. In a tweet in Hindi, Rahul Gandhi said, "The rescuer is always greater than the one who kills."

He used the hash tag, I stand with IYC.

The IYC has set up a war room at its office to deal with the requests it gets through social media to deal with urgent need for oxygen cylinders, medicines, food to the families and homeless and ambulance services to ferry patients.

Earlier, police also asked AAP leader Dilip Pandey how he was managing to help Covod affected families with medicines and oxygen cylinders.

Congress national media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala slammed the government for targeting the IYC members who have been providing help to the people in amid a brutal Covid wave.

With IANS inputs

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Published: 14 May 2021, 4:07 PM