Hathras case: RSS, BJP view girls as commodities, says Prakash Ambedkar

Attacking the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) over the alleged gang rape of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Monday mentioned that the Sangh and its political arm envisaged girls solely as “commodities”.

Mr. Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, additionally lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “conspicuous silence” over the crime in Uttar Pradesh.

“The heinous Hathras incident has been protested in any respect ranges of society…The youthful technology is now trying on the oppression of ladies from a distinct perspective. On this altering situation, it’s price noting that the mentality of the RSS-BJP all through has been to propagate this notion of ladies as objects of consumption,” the VBA chief mentioned in Pune after a protest towards the Hathras crime.

Stating that it was heartening to see youth popping out in massive numbers to protest crimes towards girls, Mr. Ambedkar mentioned that kids at the moment have been extra acutely aware of the essential rights of a girl.

“Children recognise {that a} girl, too, has inalienable rights and that she ought to be capable of stay the best way she needs to. The brand new technology has no toleration towards such brutal oppression of ladies. The truth that they’re hitting the streets in such nice numbers throughout the nation is proof of this reality,” he mentioned.

A lawyer himself, the VBA chief mentioned that the U.P. police and the Particular Investigation Group had no proper to ‘threaten’ the kin of the sufferer.

Censuring the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP authorities in U.P., Mr. Ambedkar mentioned, “Who’s giving the officers these directions to intimidate the sufferer’s household? It might solely be the political management of U.P.. Therefore, the sufferer’s household has demanded {that a} decide be appointed by the Supreme Court docket to inquire into the matter and that the probe be monitored by the apex court docket. We absolutely help this demand,” he mentioned.

Mr. Ambedkar got here down closely on the Prime Minister’s silence on this matter, dubbing him as ‘Mauni Baba’.

“I solely attraction to the youth to not fall prey to no matter propaganda being purveyed by the ruling authorities,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, senior BJP chief and Union Minister Raosaheb Danve took jibes at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s discomfiture throughout his first try to fulfill the kin of the sufferer, alleging that crowds, and never the U.P. police, had jostled the Congress MP inflicting him to fall down.

“It isn’t true that the police pushed Mr. Gandhi… He fell down owing to the jostling mob…It solely proves that he doesn’t have sufficient expertise of mingling with crowds,” Mr. Danve mentioned.

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