Today, MPs from Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Parliament premises.
The protest was against two incidents that happened in Uttar Pradesh just a few days back – attack on the Unnao rape victim and an ex-soldier beaten to death in Amethi.
The rape victim was travelling in a car which was deliberately hit by a truck, causing her to be critically injured and two relatives to die. The ex-soldier was beaten to death by a group of men when he protested against their stealing from a shop.
The MPs carried placards with slogans like ‘Bharat Sharminda Hai’ in Hindi (‘India is Ashamed’), ‘Our Ex-Soldiers Deserve This?’, etc.
Such incidents prove the despairing depths to which India has gone during the five years of BJP rule at the Centre.