Hathras gang-rape: Lawyers demand president rule in Uttar Pradesh

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Published: October 2,2020 07:33 AM
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October 2, 2020: Amid the widespread outrage over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras Ghaziabad lawyers on Thursday demanded imposition of President Rule.

October 2, 2020: Amid the widespread outrage over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras and her forcible cremation subsequently, scores of Ghaziabad lawyers on Thursday demanded imposition of President Rule in Uttar Pradesh.



The lawyers demanded the dismissal of the Yogi Adityanath government and imposition of President Rule, saying that the gang-rape of a Dalit woman has tarnished the image of the country and would flatten its progress graph.





The lawyers sought imposition of President Rule in a memorandum addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind that they gave to District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey.



The agitating lawyers reached the district collectorate in march from Civil Court under the banner of Adhivakta Sangharsh Samiti.



During the march, the lawyers raised anti-government slogans and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, accusing him of having failed in controlling the “soaring” crime graph against women in the state.