Acid Attack Victim, who met UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Attacked Again

Acid Attack Victim, who met UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Attacked Again

Acid Attack Victim, who met UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Attacked Again

One protest by Dalits for rights and justice in Uttar Pradesh was stopped by the Yogi Adityanath government with arrests and detaining travelling activists at railway stations enroute to Lucknow, even as the preparations for another in Gujarat on July 11 are in full swing.

There were 61 reported acid attacks in Uttar Pradesh alone in the same year, the highest number of any region in the country. According to a source, the activists were later released.

A few months back, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had met her in city's King George's Medical University and gave a cheque of Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the victim's husband.

The activists included retired IPS officer and activits SR Darapuri. He had also directed the police officials to immediately nab the accused and initiate strict action against the guilty.

After the incident, a newly formed dalit outfit in Gujarat chose to prepare a soap bar and personally gift it to UP CM so that he could bathe with it before meeting dalits.

The rally had been planned after the press conference.

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In May this year, people belonging to a scheduled caste in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district had alleged that they were given soaps and shampoos by the local administration ahead of the UP CM's visit. All protestors detained in Jhansi belonged to "Ambedkar Vicharan Pratibandh Samiti".After their detention, their hosts in Luckow called a press conference to condemn the police act.

Over 20 protesters were also placed under arrest in Jhansi.

Police said no FIR has been registered yet and they are awaiting a complaint from the victim's family.

"Early on Monday morning, the police forcibly made them board a general compartment of Saurashtra Express for their return journey to Gujarat", Mr Darapuri told reporters. "When we started raising slogans against government's arrogance, the police arrested us", said Darapuri. The permission for holding press meet is learnt to have been taken by Darapuri. "This is an all-out attack on civil liberties and democratic principles", he added. The protesters, from the Dr Ambedkar Vechan Pratibandh Samiti, had left Gujarat on Saturday night and were heading to Lucknow with the intention of handing over the 125-kg soap to Adityanath.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), whose mandate is also to ensure that investigations by the police are expedited and monitored, believes there is now more reporting of sexual violence - which has led to increased media coverage.

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