Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP, says Hathras victim deserves justice not slander

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for creating a false narrative to defame Hathras victim’s character and said that the victim deserves justice not slander

“Creating a narrative that defames a woman’s character and holding her somehow responsible for crimes committed against her is revolting and regressive. A heinous crime has been committed at Hathras, leaving a 20-year-old Dalit woman dead,” Priyanka said in a tweet.

“..Her body has been burned without the participation or consent of her family. SHE DESERVES JUSTICE NOT SLANDER,” Priyanka added.

Earlier today, the Congress party demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court or high court into the alleged gang-rape and death of the victim in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, and said the BJP government should not try to fool the people by offering a probe by the CBI which is “under its control”.