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UP Police files FIR over conspiracy to trigger caste-based violence in Hathras

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath tells ANI that opponents are 'conspiring against us by trying to lay a foundation for caste & communal riots through international funding'.

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New Delhi: The Hathras Police has filed an FIR in a case of conspiracy to instigate riots along caste lines in connection with the death of a Dalit woman who was assaulted and allegedly gang-raped by four upper caste men.

The FIR was filed at the Chanda Police Station Sunday.

Sources in the UP Police told ThePrint there was a conspiracy afoot to “defame” the Yogi Adityanath government.

In an interview to ANI, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Our opponents are conspiring against us by trying to lay a foundation for caste & communal riots through international funding. For last one week, opposition parties were keen to see riots. We need to move forward amidst all these conspiracies.”

Another FIR had been filed Saturday in Lucknow on the basis of a Facebook post by a user who goes by the name of “Munna Yadav”.

On 29 September, the Dalit woman from Hathras succumbed to her injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. She was then cremated early morning on 30 September. The woman’s family claimed that the cremation was done against their wishes, while the police said they carried out the last right “as per the wishes of the family”.

Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, as well as Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad met the victim’s family Saturday.

Also read: ‘No force can stop justice’ — Gandhis offer financial aid to Hathras victim, promise fight

What the FIRs say

The FIR by the Hathras Police has been registered against “unknown” persons under sections 124A (sedition), 505 (intending to cause public alarm and inducing someone to commit offence against state or public tranquility), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Indian Penal Code.

According to the FIR, the police have further invoked section 67 (transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the IT Act, according to the FIR. The FIR mentions 19 charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

A police officer told PTI that the Uttar Pradesh government’s statements and facts related to the Hathras incident were being manipulated and circulated on social media. And that investigation was underway.

The FIR filed in Lucknow Saturday was registered under sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (forgery), 500 (defamation), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC and sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act and the Copyright Act

Also read: Bhim Army chief visits Hathras woman’s village, seeks ‘Y’ security for her family

With inputs from PTI

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  1. It’s clear that proselytizers and anti HINDU activist with HINDU NAMES are coming together to divide Hindus and ensure violence.

    One example is that it’s being mentioned that the girl gave a dying declaration. Whereas all the protestors are mentioning her tongue was slit.

    We need to find the truth .

    Punishment the culprits.

    Punish the police force of that area with 1 year demotion. Financial penalties will bring bad policing to an end.

  2. This is not even laughable. The administration is losing its marbles. Just yesterday, saw a video clip of burly Thakurs sitting outside the victim’s home, exulting in their social dominion. Groups are assembling, defying prohibitory orders, demonstrating in favour of the killers. Unclear who gave the state government dodgy advice that the fact of rape should be officially denied. Three and a half years ago, after CM Ajay Bisht was sworn in, Shri P B Mehta wrote a prescient column in IE. All his worst fears have come true. One hopes, when the time comes, voters will not lose their marbles.

  3. Yes. This should be investigated. If possible get the CBI in. The Chinese could be doing this to create riots and then integrate UP into China.

    And a Vishisht Seva medal should be given to Yogiji for understanding the plot so well.

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