Death of Unnao teenagers: Cong hits out at UP govt over FIRs towards 8 Twitter handles

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The Congress on Wednesday hit out on the BJP authorities in Uttar Pradesh after an FIR was lodged towards eight Twitter handles for allegedly propagating pretend information in reference to the demise of two women in Unnao final week.

On Saturday, former MP Congress chief Udit Raj was booked for allegedly propagating pretend information through a tweet during which he claimed that the youngsters had been raped and their our bodies cremated towards the desire of their household.

Condemning the FIRs, Congress communication division head Randeep Surjewala mentioned, “The FIR filed against the former MP and Congress spokesperson Udit Raj, a media portal and some individuals is a clear cut instance of strangulating democracy by the BJP and its leaders. Congress Party demands the immediate withdrawal of all politically motivated FIRs, for such arm twisting will not be able to silence the voice of our leaders, who are committed to the cause of the weak, deprived and marginalised.

“Registration of FIRs against Congress leader Udit Raj, web portal Mojo Story and other individuals is yet another instance of brazen harassment and bullying by the power drunk BJP Government to silence the contrarian or dissenting voices,” he added.

Stating that the law-and-order scenario has utterly collapsed in Uttar Pradesh because the state authorities has failed in its obligation to safeguard the individuals, Surjewala mentioned the federal government is concentrating on the media and political leaders as a substitute of going after the perpetrators of assorted crimes by “resorting to registration of false FIRs” and utilizing “other coercive measures to threaten and intimidate the people bringing the truth to light”.