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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets relatives of few Sonbhadra victims in Mirzapur

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets relatives of few Sonbhadra victims in Mirzapur

| @indiablooms | 20 Jul 2019, 08:04 am

Mirzapur, July 20 (IBNS): Relatives of few people who were killed in the Sonbhadra massacre travelled all the way to Mirzapur and met Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been detained by the Uttar Pradesh police at a guest house.

Though two people had manged to reach the guest house, 15 others were stopped by police from meeting Priyanka.

Interacting with media, Priyanka, the Congress general secretary for east Uttar Pradesh, said: "Two people came but 15 have been stopped by police. Don't know what kind of mentality the state government has. The Congress is a political party and it will continue to fight for the people and raise their voices."

Priyanka was denied permission to visit Sonbhadra

Priyanka, who was stopped on her way to Sonbhadra on Friday morning, spent the last night at the guest house but refused to budge down.

In a late night tweet, Priyanka, the Congress general secretary for east UP, said: "I made it clear that I didn't come here to violate any law but to meet the families of the victims. I once again told the government representatives that I won't back without meeting." 

What was the incident?

Ten people were killed and 24 others injured in the shooting over a 36-acre piece of land.

Yagya Dutt, a village chief, along with his associates had fired upon tribal people who were unwilling to give up their land. 

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