UP CM to meet victims of Sonabhadra firing incident on Sunday
At least 10 people, including three women, died and over 24 were injured in a clash between Gond and Gujjar communities over a land dispute in Sonbhadra.
LUCKNOW: After spending a night in detention, family members of the victims of Sonbhadra massacre visited the Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Chunar Guest House in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur on Saturday. The Gandhi scion, who spent Friday night in detention, alleged that the police and administration had tried to prevent the kin of victims from meeting her.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will arrive in the district to meet the families of the victims on Sunday. At least ten people were killed and several sustained injuries on July 17 in an incident of firing over a land dispute at a village in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place in Ubbha village of Ghorawal when the gram pradhan (village head) went to take possession of his land purchased two years ago.
The police have arrested 29 people, including the kingpin Yogesh Dutt, in connection with the violence in Sonbhadra. A case has been filed against 78 people.
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath to visit Sonbhadra to meet kin of victims of firing incident on Sunday.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers prayers in Varanasi.
Families of Sonbhadra firing incident get Rs 5 lakh each as compensation. Sonbhadra District Magistrate (DM) Ankit Agarwal, who disbursed the relief funds, said, "According to the instructions of Chief Minister, Rs 5 lakh was made available to the families of the ten deceased in the Sonbhadra firing case.''
UP govt will carry out unbiased probe and punish culprits, says Union Minister Arjun Munda on Sonebhadra massacre.
Priyanka Gandhi will be visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple and Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi to offer prayers later today, reports ANI.
Sonbhadra District Magistrate Anil Agarwal on Saturday visited the District Hospital here to enquire about the those injured in the Sonbhadra firing case."Today we came to meet the injured people in the Sonbhadra firing case. 15 people are admitted to the district hospital. We have made arrangements to get their Ayushman Bharat card and are making all efforts to treat them well at the hospital and hope that they get well soon," Agarwal told ANI.
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot issued a call for protest in Jaipur.
सोनभद्र (यूपी) मे पीड़ितो से मिलने जा रही महासचिव @priyankagandhi जी की --िरफ़्तारी के विरोध मे -िल भारतीय कां--्रेस कमेटी के आह्वान पर प्रदेश कां--्रेस कमेटी द्वारा धरना दिया जाये--ा। स्थान- --ांधी सर्किल,जयपुर दिनांक- 20 जुलाई 2019 समय- प्रात: 10.30 बजे
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) July 20, 2019
UP admin & police have "restrained" Trinamool MPs delegation from leaving the area near the airport tarmac. Dharna continues. Tribals massacred over land rights. The DM has said he will meet us shortly#SonbhadraMassacre
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) July 20, 2019
Trinamool MPs continue to protest near Varanasi airport tarmac. "Dharna by Trinamool MPs near airport tarmac started at 9.30, continues. DM met MPs at 12 &informed that police will escort us to BHU TraumaCentre to meet docs attending the injured.After that,permission notwithstanding,deleg wishes to proceed to spot of #SonbhadraMassacre," tweeted TMC.
Dharna by Trinamool MPs near airport tarmac started at 9.30, continues. DM met MPs at 12 &informed that police will escort us to BHU TraumaCentre to meet docs attending the injured.After that,permission notwithstanding,deleg wishes to proceed to spot of #SonbhadraMassacre pic.twitter.com/qedSy5AtoU
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) July 20, 2019
UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meeting those affected in Sonabhadra firing incident: "Section 144 is imposed there, if you go to fulfill your political intentions, then it's not right. No one should do politics on sensitive issues. Our government is committed to maintain peace." Read more
UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meeting those affected in Sonabhadra firing incident: "Section 144 is imposed there, if you go to fulfill your political intentions, then it's not right. No one should do politics on sensitive issues. Our government is committed to maintain peace."
"My objective has been served as I have met them (victim of Sonbhadra firing). I am still under detention, let's see what the administration says. Congress party will give a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the person who died in the incident," says Priyanka.
"We were detained in the airport soon after we arrived. Now they have allowed us to go to Chunar," Rajeev Shukla, Congress.
Congress leaders Deepender Singh Hooda, Mukul Wasnik, Raj Babbar, Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, Jitin Prasada and Rajeev Shukla have been stopped at Varanasi airport by police. They were on their way to Sonbhadra to meet the victims of firing case: ANI
"This government doesn't want that someone should wipe off victims' tears. Whatever has happened is unconstitutional and undemocratic and it seems as if Uttar Pradesh govt has implemented undeclared emergency to hid its sins and short comings," says Pramod Tiwari, Congress.
"Bhagwan jane inki mansikta kya hai? Aap thoda dabwav banayiya, unhe aana dijiye. Mere pichhe pade hain (God knows what their the thought process is? You please put pressure, let them (kin of victims) come. They are after me," says Priyanaka Gandhi Vadra.
Congress delegation led by Pramod Tiwari meets Governor Ram Naik over Sonbhadra firing incident that claimed lives of 10 people.
Congress delegation led by Pramod Tiwari meets Governor Ram Naik over Sonbhadra firing incident that claimed lives of 10 people. pic.twitter.com/szDFZQKKyI
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 20, 2019
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally met the family members of the victims of Sonbhadra massacre on Saturday. The authorities did not allow Priyanka to proceed to Sonebhadra and instead brought the family members were brought to meet her at Mirzapur's Chunar Guest House, where she spent the Friday night in detention.
“Two relatives of victims have come here to meet me, 15 others are not being allowed to meet me. I too am not being allowed to meet them. These people have come from so far to meet, yet the authorities are not allowing,” said Priyanka while briefing the media.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and nine others, who were stopped in Narayanpur by police, spent Friday night in detention. The Gandhi scion refused to fill the bail bond of Rs 50,000 and insisted on proceeding to Sonebhadra in Uttar Pradesh where 10 people were killed in clashes over a land dispute on Wednesday. Several Congress workers were seen sitting on dharna on Saturday (July 20) morning outside Mirzapur's Chunar Guest House, where Priyanka spent the night.
Priyanka was detained after being stopped from going to Murtiya village in Sonebhadra district. The police, however, denied that she had been arrested. The Congress leader arrived in Varanasi on Friday morning and met the injured persons admitted to the Trauma Centre of the Banaras Hindu University. When she proceeded towards Sonebhadra, her convoy was stopped on the Mirzapur border. A defiant Priyanka then squatted on the ground with the Congress workers and was later taken away in a government vehicle to Chunar.