‘Many Indians do not consider Dalits, Muslims and tribals to be human’: Rahul Gandhi on Hathras

Congress former chief Rahul Gandhi, who had visited Hathras in Uttar Pradesh last week amid outrage over the gang rape of a 20-year-old Dalit woman by upper-caste Hindu men, on Sunday took a dig at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a tweet.

Rahul said Yogi Adityanath and “his police say no one was raped because for them, and many other Indians, she was NO ONE (sic).”

Congress leader also shared a BBC report that said the UP police had been denying the rape charges.

“The evidence backs up her story, so why do officials keep insisting she wasn’t raped?,” the BBC report asks.

“The shameful truth is many Indians don’t consider Dalits, Muslims and Tribals to be human,” Gandhi said.

The caste-based violence and forcible cremation of Dalit woman in Hathras have triggered widespread protests across India.

Opposition parties, Dalit organizations, rights activists across the country, unequivocally condemned the brutal rape and murder of Dalit woman in Hathras and the violent casteist actions of UP government.