In another disturbing news coming from Uttar Pradesh today, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi was detained by the police when she was on her way to meet the families of the victims of the Sonbhadra massacre.
Gandhi then spoke to reporters about the whole ordeal.
Following this reportedly unwarranted detention by the UP Police, the #UPmeinJungleRaj has been trending on Twitter.
Strongly condemn the illegal arrest of @priyankagandhi ji by UP Police. - Her only 'crime' was that she wanted to meet families of those killed in Sonbhadra Massacre. #UPmeinJungleRaj pic.twitter.com/llPQ18a3Ju— AAMIN ALI RANGREZ (@AAamindayer) July 19, 2019
I strongly condemn the act of UP govt to arrest of @INCIndia GS Smt @priyankagandhi while she was on her way to meet families of the people killed in the Sonbhadra massacre. The law and order situation in UP has worsened under the Adityanath led govt. #UPmeinJungleRaj pic.twitter.com/p2pgvEUJV8— Somen Mitra (@SomenMitraINC) July 19, 2019
I condemn in the strongest terms the autocratic arrest of Congress General Secretary Smt.@priyankagandhi who was going to meet the families of those killed in Sonbhadra massacre. UP government led by Yogi Adityanath has completely failed on the law&order front. #UPmeinJungleRaj pic.twitter.com/iVN5n5F4ld— K C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) July 19, 2019
The killing of 10 Adivasis in Sonbhadra is the latest of many incidents that show Jungle Raj in Uttar Pradesh. There is no right of common people in the state. #UPmeinJungleRaj— Manish Mrigam (@ManishMrigam) July 19, 2019
Recently in Sonbhadra, 10 people were killed and 18 were injured in a land dispute. In another incident in Sambhal, Criminals attacked a van carrying under-trial prisoners bound for hearing and brutally killed two policemen. #UPmeinJungleRaj pic.twitter.com/RzUUU4rtBh— Dr. J Aslam Basha (@JAslamBasha) July 19, 2019
Gandhi was on her way to visit the families of the victims who were shot down on Wednesday.
According to India Today, the village head of Sonbhadra, Yagya Dutt had reached the spot of the incident to claim his land with 10-12 henchmen only to be opposed by some of the villagers.
These men then allegedly showered the villagers with bullets and 10 people, all tribals, were killed. At least 18 others were also injured in the attack.