Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday quoted Mahatma Gandhi in a tweet saying he “won’t bow down” a day after he along with other Congress leaders were stopped from going to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of a gang-rape victim.
The Gandhi scion took to Twitter and wrote, “I will not bow down to anyone`s injustice”. The Congress leader also quoted Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary in his tweet.
Rahul Gandhi was allegedly manhandled, stopped and arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police while he was on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of gang-rape victim along with party`s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and other Congress leaders.
“I will not fear anyone in the world … I will not bow down to anyone`s injustice, I will win the untruth with the truth and I can bear all the sufferings while opposing the untruth.` Happy Gandhi Jayanti,” Rahul tweeted on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
A case has been registered against Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and over 200 others under section 188, 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Epidemic Act, according to the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police.Meanwhile, expressing solidarity with Rahul Gandhi an the Congress party, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “Rahul Gandhi is a national political leader. We may have differences with Congress but nobody can support Police’s behaviour with him…His collar was caught & he was pushed to the ground, in a way it’s gangrape of the country’s democracy.”
Earlier on Thursday, Rahul and Priyanka were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police at Yamuna Expressway here while they were on the way to meet the Hathras gangrape victim`s family, who had died while receiving treatment in Delhi`s Safdarjung hospital on Tuesday. The Gandhis were later released by the UP Police. Both Congress leaders alleged they were manhandled and roughed up by police personnel while they were marching towards Hathras to meet the victim`s family.
However, Noida Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Ranvijay Singh said that there was “no lathi charge” on anyone.
The 19-year-old, who was allegedly gang-raped and tortured by four men, had succumbed to injuries in the Safdarjung Hospital where she was brought on Monday from Aligarh Muslim University Medical College.