Hathras Gangrape Case: Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Friday joined protests at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital and demanded resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the Hathras gangrape case. Also Read - Month After Gangrape & Murder of Dalit Woman, 4-Year-Old Raped by Cousin in Hathras
During the protest, he said that there is no hope for justice for the 19-year-old woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped and assaulted in Hathras till Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath resigns and the Supreme Court takes cognisance of the issue. Also Read - Hathras Case: 'Victim Was At Least Entitled To Decent Cremation', Says Allahabad High Court
“The Hathras victim cannot get justice till UP CM resigns and the Supreme Court takes cognisance of the issue. These kind of culprits should be punished as soon as possible so that others get scared before committing such crimes,” he said. Also Read - Hathras Case: Victim’s Father Unwell, Not Willing to go to Hospital, Says Official
Azad, who was at the protest site in Jantar Mantar to demand justice for the Dalit woman, asserted that he will go to Hathras and the struggle will continue.
“We will go to Hathras and till the time the matter doesn’t come to Delhi, there is no chance of getting justice,” Azad added.
Civil society activists, students, women and leaders from the Aam Aadmi Party and the Left parties gathered at the Jantar Mantar on Friday evening to voice their protest against the Hathras incident.
The protest was initially supposed to be held at the India Gate, but was later shifted to Jantar Mantar owing to prohibitory orders in place in the Rajpath area.
People gathered at the site wearing masks and raising slogans demanding resignation of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister and justice for the victim.
(With inputs from PTI)