SP-BSP demand fast track court for giving justice to Hathras gangrape victim

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Attacking Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government, key opposition parties of the state demanded swift justice for the 19-year-old Hathras gang-rape victim and pressed for fast track courts to punish the culprits.

Following death of the victim in a Delhi hospital today, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati tweeted in Hindi, “The news of the death of the Dalit girl after gangrape in Hathras, UP, is very sad. The government should provide all possible help to the victim’s family and ensure quick punishment to the culprits by prosecuting them in a fast-track court…”

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also cornered the state government and said that there was not much expectation from the state government. “There is no expectation from today’s insensitive power,” he tweeted while offering condolences to the bereaved family.

Another opposition party, Congress also said that the victim’s only fault was being in a state ruled by BJP. “The Hathras gang-rape is unfortunate and the barbaric nature of the incident makes us feel shameful. Even Nirbhaya would be ashamed today. The victim’s only fault was that she lived a state ruled by the BJP,” party leader Pramod Tiwari said.

The girl was allegedly raped by four men in her village on September 14 when she went to a farm. Police have arrested the four accused.

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