“They pulled our blouses, touched inappropriately,” says TMC leader after scuffle with UP police in Hathras

In shocking news that rocked the entire nation, Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation and MPs Derek O’Brien and Pratima Mondal were attacked by Uttar Pradesh Police at Hathras border. The shocking incident took place when they were on their way to meet family of the Hathras gang-rape victim. The incident comes just a day after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was pushed to the ground by Uttar Pradesh Police.

The TMC delegation was halted at Hathras border and attacked by the UP police as they refused to turn back. Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien was forcefully pushed to the ground by police personnel. To make things worse, women leaders of the party were allegedly roughed up by the police. The women police personnel pulled at women’s blouses while also lathi-charged at MP Pratima Mondal.

In the process, she fell down. In a disgraceful incident, the male police officers touched her. While speaking to the reporters, TMC’s Mamata Thakur said, “We were going to meet her family but there were not allowing us. When we insisted, the women police personnel pulled at our blouses and lathi-charged at our MP Pratima Mondal. She fell down. The male police officers touched her. This is shameful.”

Ahead of the tussle, TMC leaders spoke politely and tried to convince the cops in order to allow them to meet the victim’s family. All of them were wearing masks and holding placards that reads: “Beti Bachao? Beti Jalao? Shame (save the daughter? burn the daughter? shame)”.

“We are peacefully proceeding to Hathras to meet the family and pay our condolences. We are travelling individually and maintaining all protocols. We are not armed. Why are we stopped? What kind of jungle raj is this that elected MPs are prevented from meeting a grieving family. At this moment, we are just 1.5 km from the victim’s home in Hathras,” one of the TMC MPs were quoted as saying by the party.