New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday yet again accused Uttar Pradesh Police of arresting activists who were protesting over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. Holding a press conference on Monday, the Congress leader said that her party will move High Court over police action on protesters.
She also slammed the UP government for taking revenge on protesters when he said that the properties of those people involved in violence will be confiscated.
The Congress leader in a series of tweets on Sunday slammed Yogi Adityanath government in the state for the arrest of social activist Sadaf Jafar and said that the worker was sent to jail by the police on baseless allegations.
Prior to this, the Congress delegation met Governor Anandiben Patel and demanded a judicial probe into the alleged police atrocities on anti-CAA protesters.
Signed by Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and UP state unit chief Ajay Kumar Lallu, the Congress delegation handed over a memorandum to the Governor earlier in the day.
“We demand a full judicial inquiry into the unlawful conduct of the UP Police during the course of public demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the implementation of a nationwide National Register of Citizens and appeal for immediate directions to be issued to the UP Police to act within the framework of the law,” the memorandum stated.
The memorandum further stated that following the Chief Minister’s shocking and disappointing public declaration that the government will take ‘revenge’ against the protesters, the administration has failed in its basic responsibility to ensure the rule of law. “On the contrary, it appears to have acted in a manner that is biased, unlawful, and violative of the fundamental rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution of India,” it stated.
“UP government has crossed all levels of inhumanity. In a video, Congress worker Sadaf Jafar can be clearly seen asking the police to arrest those who are indulging in violence. The police have put Sadaf in jail by levelling baseless allegations against her,” Priyanka ‘said in a Hindi tweet.
The Congress leader had accused the police of separating a mother from her children. “This insensitive government has separated children from their mothers and old men from their children,” Priyanka said in a follow-up tweet.
Over the past week, the Congress leader has been criticising the state police and the state government for the way in which it dealt with protesters during the anti-CAA protests the state.