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'I Stand With You': Priyanka Gandhi After Meeting Families Of Those Killed During Anti-CAA Protests In UP

Earlier In The Day, Priyanka Gandhi Visited Muzaffarnagar To Meet The Families Of Those Who Were Injured In The Recent Violent Protests Against The Amended Citizenship Act.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 04 Jan 2020, 02:39:06 PM
Priyanka Gandhi said she has highlighted each and every 'police excess'  in her memorandum to Uttar Pradesh Governor.

Priyanka Gandhi said she has highlighted each and every 'police excess' in her memorandum to Uttar Pradesh Governor. (Photo Credit: Twitter/INCIndia)

New Delhi:

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday met family members of those killed in violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. At least five people were killed in the district after agitators clashed with police during anti-CAA protests. Her visit comes a week after Priyanka and her brother Rahul Gandhi were stopped from entering the town citing prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC.

Earlier in the day, she visited Muzaffarnagar to meet the families of those who were injured in the recent violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act. The Congress general secretary visited the residences of some of those who were injured in the violence. “I will stand with you in this hour of distress,” she told one of them.

Later she told media persons that people were beaten up mercilessly and even children and minors were not spared. A 22-year-old woman, who was seven-month pregnant, was also beaten up, she claimed.

Priyanka said she has highlighted each and every “police excess” in her lengthy memorandum to Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel during her previous visit to the state.

She had visited Lucknow last week and met the kin of those injured or killed during the violent protests against the Act.

Earlier, she had gone to Bijnour and met the families of those killed in the violent clashes there. But she was not allowed to visit Meerut.

Officials maintain that 19 people were killed in the state during violent clashes.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 04 Jan 2020, 02:39:06 PM

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