The horrific incident of Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras has shaken the entire country and the voices in support of the victim’s family have intensified across the states. Several opposition parties have been protesting against the UP’s government while authorities in the district have beefed up security at the entrance of the village and have issued section 144 for normally.
Meanwhile, netizens have started an online protest on Twitter in support of the victim’s family and #DalitLivesMatter has been trending on Twitter today. Many celebrities have also come together in the online protest and are speaking about the matter.
Take a look at some Tweets which are trending with a hashtag #DalitLivesMatter:
Rape Accused +Local Hospital authorities +DM of Hathras +SSP of Hathras +ADG UP +Ajay Bisht are the culprits.
For Common people – Gudiya was human being
For UP Police – Her body was evidence which they burned by sprinkling petrol.
— Ahmed Bilal Chowdhary ( احمد بلال چوہدری ) (@AhmedBilal_JK) October 2, 2020
Despite the outrage of a nation, the Dalit victim’s family is being harassed and attempts are being made to portray the Thakur rapists as innocent. Are we clear now that this is about caste? Would the govt go to these lengths to protect any other criminals? #DalitLivesMatter
— visvak (@visvak) October 2, 2020
— kumar bro. (@kumarbro17) October 2, 2020
— Ananya Singh (@Ananyaaaaaa_) October 2, 2020
#DalitLivesMatter@Uppolice dont play the goon again , dont be manipulative again .. court has mentioned in the order that its the duty of the state to ensure that nobody pressurizes the family @UPGovt pic.twitter.com/MiuFdvsPu6
— Mayank Singh (@m_srogers) October 2, 2020
— Tap (@Tapiocazm) October 2, 2020
It should be noted that the district administration has banned the entry of media inside the Boolgarhi village where the Hathras assault victim lived. A heavy deployment of police was made around the village on Friday and even the movement of locals was restricted. In fact, some policemen were also spotted in the fields to prevent media persons from reaching the house of the victim and meeting her family.
Hathras Victim died in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital. According to the post-mortem report, the victim suffered a fracture of “C6 cervical vertebra” and there was “extravasations of blood along the fracture line” and the underlying spinal cord was “contused with ascending oedema”. The report denies rape charges on the 19-year-old girl.