New Delhi: A video clip is doing the round on social media in which women are describing how the were mercilessly thrashed by the Gujarat Police for raising the issue of water supply.
A rally taken out by farmers near Sanand town in Gujarat recently turned violent after cops resorted to lathicharge and lobbying of tear gas shells.
The agitating farmers too hurled stones on the policemen deployed on Sanand-Nal Sarovar road, from where, farmers living near Nal Sarovar had planned to take out their rally till Gandhinagar to protest scarcity of irrigation water.
The farmers, in the video, are explaining how police behaved with them like terrorists.
The police crackdown on the farmers, a large number of whom were women, took place at a time when a campaign to write 10,000 postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting crime against women and the police inability to control it is going on in the state.
Thousands of women in the state have decided to send the postcards to the PM with an aim to remind his promise to ensure their safety. The PM had once told the women, “I am your brother, you can send me postcards. I will always be available for your help.”
Coming down heavily on the alleged police atrocities, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) women wing chief Vrindaben Patel said, “PM Modi had assured women of safety and security. But now the situation has reached to the extent that even the police do not listen to them. Many rape victims in the state are still awaiting for justice. With the video coming to the fore, the brutal face of the Gujarat Police has now exposed.”
Janta Ka Reporter does not officially verify the authenticity of the video. It was tweeted by AAP’s handle and re-tweeted by the party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.