Priyanka Gandhi stopped by UP police from visiting violence-hit Sonbhadra

Priyanka Gandhi

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government forcibly stopping Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while she was on her way to a village in Sonbhadra where 10 people were killed in a shootout this week over a land dispute is an insult to democracy.

Condemning the incident, Priyanka Gandhi had tweeted about the same on Wednesday and had questioned the UP government over its failure to establish a crime-free society.

After Priyanka Gandhi was stopped from visiting Sonbhadra — where Section 144 has been imposed — to meet the families of those killed, she sat on a dharna in Narayanpur.

“Just want to go and meet families of victims. I even said I will take only 4 people with me, but the administration is not letting us go there. They should tell us why we are being stopped. We will continue to sit here peacefully,” she said.

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Soon after, the Congress general secretary was taken away in a government vehicle.

“Yes, we still won’t be cowed down. We were only going peacefully to meet victim families(of Sonbhadra firing case). I don’t know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere,” she told the media there.

As many as 10 people were killed in UP’s Sonbhadra after a shootout happened over a piece of land.

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