Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted immediately on a tragic video from Madhya Pradesh, the state the place his occasion misplaced energy to the BJP after an analogous riot earlier this yr. The video of a Dalit couple assaulted by the police for attempting to cease their crops being destroyed by income officers has drawn widespread outrage and requires motion.
“Our combat is towards this mentality and injustice,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi with the video from Guna, the stronghold of Jyotiraditya Scindia, his former aide whose change to the BJP in March led to the Congress collapsing within the state.
हमारी लड़ाई इसी सोच और अन्याय के ख़िलाफ़ है। pic.twitter.com/egGjgY5Awm
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 16, 2020
The couple within the video drank pesticide in a suicide try on Tuesday after being pressured to observe their crops being destroyed by income division officers as a result of the land, owned by the federal government, was being taken over for a school.
The disturbing visuals present the couple being dragged and overwhelmed by numerous policemen on a area. Their kids are witness to the assault and attempt to cling to their dad and mom however are roughly pushed away by the cops.
Ram Kumar Ahirwar (38) and Savitri Devi (35) – are reportedly steady in a government-run hospital.
Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted that the incident was being investigated. “The Guna SP (Superintendent of Police) and Collector have been eliminated, and inquiry has been sought into the incident. I’m assured that motion shall be taken towards all those that are accountable for this heinous act,” posted the Rajya Sabha member and former MP from Guna.
The federal government claims the patch on which the couple grew crops was a part of 5.5 acres of public land put aside for a school constructing. Ram Kumar Ahirwar and Savitri Devi claimed they’d been farming there for years and had paid Rs three lakh for the land.
“We do not know whose land it’s. We have been farming on it for very long time. When our standing crop has been destroyed, we have no possibility however to kill ourselves,” Savitri Devi stated.
A group from the state income division, accompanied by cops, visited the land on Tuesday to evict the couple and begin the development of a boundary wall. The couple resisted, which led to the assault caught on digital camera.
Ram Ahirwar and his spouse have been charged by the police. The cops who assaulted them got a clear chit.
“We have probed your complete episode and checked footage. Our group needed to act solely after the couple consumed pesticide and needed to be rushed to hospital,” S Vishwanath, Guna District Collector, stated, including, “Had the group not acted, the couple may have died and extra instances may have taken place”.
Mr Vishwanath has since been eliminated.