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AAP Goa stages protest over 19-year old Hathras victim

Panjim: Aam Adami Party (AAP) on Sunday staged a protest along with other social groups in the city against the brutal gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl that happened in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking to reporters during the protest, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Goa Convener Rahul Mhambre questioned the BJP Government’s intentions of providing justice to the girl.

“Entire system is used to protect the culprits, the body of the victim was burnt in the mid-night hours to destroy evidence. I am saying it ‘burned’ because as per Hindu tradition cremation can not happen after mid-night hours. The parents and family members were deprived of doing the last rites, they are not allowed to speak to the media, their phones are snatched, are we living in a democratic setup?” he said.

”BJP’s UP Govt has a habit of protecting rapists. We have seen how they have protected Chinmayanad and Sengar. The entire country is on the streets, it reminds us of the horrors of Nirbhaya, eight years have passed nothing has changed. BJP’s ‘Beti Bachao’ slogan was a warning. The country is witnessing a series of brutal rapes and no action from the government whatsoever. Its been eight days since the mutilated body of an infant girl was found on Siridiao beach, nothing has happened so far, Police has absolutely no clue. Chier Minister Pramod Sawant woke up after eight days and demanded details of the case, I am telling you, BJP has no intentions to provide safety to our women. The protest will only grow from here”, said Surel Tilve, AAP spokesperson,” he said.

A large number of people participated in the Candlelight vigil seeking Justice for Hathras Victim. All have shared their concerns about the rising rate of crimes against women.

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Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com
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