Firebrand leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sadhvi Prachi was on 7 October detained from entering Bishada village in Dadri area. After the brief detention she was released near Ghaziabad.
The district administration has imposed prohibitory orders following the lynching of a man over rumours of consuming beef.
Alleging a “conspiracy” behind the district administration’s move, she asked why the district administration did not stop All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s entry was not curbed in a similar manner.
“I wanted to meet Jay Prakash and Rahul Yadav’s families, but I was stopped from even entering the village. So I requested the SDM. If Owaisi can meet the victims, why can’t I?” Prachi asked.
Jay Prakash, 24, a resident of Bishada was found dead on 6 October, while Yadav suffered an alleged bullet injury during protests against the administration in the aftermath of lynching of Iqlakh.
Speaking about UP minister Azam Khan’s letter to the United Nations seeking intervention to look into the “miseries” of the minorities in India, Prachi told the media that “his letter to the United Nations has tarnished India’s image”.
Prachi said she will once again try to meet the families of Jay Prakash and Yadav. Earlier, police also denied entry to members of Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth group founded by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath.
Prachi demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh each for the families of Yadav and Jay Prakash. “Prakash was tortured to the extent that he committed suicide,” she alleged.
Terming Khan a “traitor”, she demanded that he be tried in a court of law. Alleging that te police stopped her at Khan’s behest, she said ,“Those who go to the UN to tarnish India’s image too should be similarly should be tried.”