- Priyanka Gandhi reached Bijnor on Sunday to meet the relatives of Anas and Suleman who were killed in the demonstration
- She said- no one from Uttar Pradesh government came to meet the families of the victims
- 15 people have died so far in protest against citizenship law in Uttar Pradesh
Bijnor . Taking a dig at the Center over the citizenship law, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said that no one is allowed to ask for proof to prove one’s Indianness. Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Bijnor on Sunday to meet the family members of Anas and Suleman who were killed during a protest against the citizenship law.
During this, she told reporters, “I stand with the families of the victims. I am with every family that has gone wrong. All were poor laborers and householders. They have small children, who have no one to take care of them. ”The Congress General Secretary has demanded an inquiry into the incident. Many people have died in the demonstration. Many are in hospital. No one from the Uttar Pradesh government came to meet the victim’s family. Nobody is going to listen to them. Support them in this hour of grief.
There is no need for citizenship law in today’s time: Priyanka
Priyanka said- There is no need of law brought by the government today. There is unemployment all around. The economy has completely collapsed. Instead of solving these problems, the BJP government is asking every Indian to prove that you are an Indian. This law is anti-poor. How will people living in settlements provide pre-1971 documents? She alleged that the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh does not want to listen to the problems of the people. People are not getting justice. They are afraid of the government sharing their problems.
135 criminal cases filed against protesters
According to Uttar Pradesh police, violence erupted in various parts of the state during demonstrations against the citizenship law. The protesters threw stones, arson and vandalized. During this 15 people died. State Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said a total of 135 criminal cases have been registered against the protesters. While 288 policemen were injured.