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2 women attempt self-immolation outside UP chief minister’s office in Lucknow

UP CM Yogi Adityanath office in Lucknow witnessed an intense drama after two women attempted to kill themselves by setting themselves ablaze

2 women attempt selfimmolation outside UP chief ministers office in Lucknow
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 18, 2020, 11:32 AM IST
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Lucknow: To get the attention of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath pertaining to the plight of women struggling to get land records from Amethi, two women set themselves on fire before his the chief minister’s office in Lucknow.

Alert security guards rushed immediately and doused the fire. The two women, identified as mother and daughter, were shifted to a hospital where their condition is said to be critical.

As per reports, the two women were running from pillar to post to bring some land grab issue in Amethi. Since they did not get justice, to bring it to the authorities and chief minister’s notice in particular, the women took the extreme step.

The women had decided to meet Adityanath and explain their hardship. Since the security did not permit them to Lok Bhavan, where the chief minister sits, both the women set themselves ablaze.

However, the question also is being raised about how the women managed to bring items to set themselves ablaze despite security checks.

Sensing an opportunity to take on the BJP government, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took to social media and said, “The news of two women attempting self immolation is painful. Our party has made Lok Bhavan so that common people can come for their issues without any restrictions. But in the BJP government, commoners are not heard.”

Congress MLA from the state, Aradhana Mishra Mona also joined SP in launching a scathing attack on the administration and used the opportunity to also drag Amethi MP and Union minister Smriti Irani into the issue and tweeted

“Two women from Amethi, who were harassed by goons and not able to get a hearing in their case, tried self immolation in front of the assembly. Smriti Irani ji, Amethi’s public has this predicament today. The public is hurt by the lax attitude of the officials. Chief Minister ji, there must be a judicial inquiry into the whole matter," she tweeted.

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