Sonbhadra Killings: Priyanka Gandhi meets victims' family members

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Sonbhadra Killings: Priyanka Gandhi meets victims' family members
Sonbhadra Killings: Priyanka Gandhi meets victims' family members

Varanasi : Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the family members of the victims of Sonbhadra killings at the Chunar guest house in Mirzapur, where she was detained on Friday. "Two relatives of victims have come here to meet me, 15 others are not being allowed to meet me. Even I am not being allowed to meet them," Priyanka told ANI.

She was detained and stopped from going to Sonbhadra where 10 people were reportedly killed. UP DGP O P Singh had said on Friday that Priyanka and others were not allowed to go there because CrPC Section 144 was in force in Sonbhadra district to maintain peace.

Even as she continues to sit on dharna, the Congress leader insisted she won’t leave until and unless she is allowed to meet the victims’ entire family. "It has been 24 hours. I am not going to leave until and unless I am allowed to meet the victims of Sonbhadra’s firing case," Priyanka told ANI.

On Saturday morning, Priyanka posted a video with a question on the authorities who were stopping her from meeting the family of victims. "Is it a crime to wipe these tears?" she asked in a tweet.

Priyanka also questioned the mindset of the Uttar Pradesh administration in dealing with the issue. "Prasashan ko inki (family of victims of Sonbhadra firing case) rakhwali karni chaiye. Jab inke sath hadsa ho raha tha, madad karni chaiye thi. Prasashan ki mansikta meri samaj se bahar hai (The administration should safeguard the family of victims. When the incident happened with them, they should have helped. I don’t understand the mindset of the administration)," Priyanka told ANI.