West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a protest march in Kolkata on Saturday over the alleged gang-rape and subsequent death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras of Uttar Pradesh
Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a protest march in the city on October 3 to protest the alleged gang rape and death of a 19-year-old woman at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.
The rally will start at 4 pm and participants will walk from the Birla Planetarium to the Mahatma Gandhi's statue in central Kolkata.
Expressing grief in a tweet, Mamata Banerjee said, “Have no words to condemn the barbaric & shameful incident at Hathras involving a young Dalit girl. My deepest condolences to the family. More shameful is the forceful cremation without the family’s presence or consent, exposing those who use slogans & lofty promises for votes.”
The Trinamool Congress on Friday alleged that its woman MP Pratima Mandal was manhandled and pushed by a senior district official when she was on her way to Hathras to meet the family of the alleged rape victim.
The party also shared several video clips showing its leader in Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien being pushed to the ground by police personnel a few kilometres away from the victim’s house and Mandal being manhandled by the administrative official on the road.
The TMC delegation comprised MPs O’Brien, Mandal, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and former parliamentarian Mamata Thakur.
Last Updated 3, Oct 2020, 11:13 AM