In an exclusive interview to Network18's Group Editor-in-chief Rahul Joshi on October 17, Union Home Minister Amit Shah delved into a range of issues from India-China face-off to the BJP’s relations with its former allies - Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the LJP in Bihar.
In an interview with Network18's Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did the correct thing by forming an SIT
The state government, which earlier said that probe into the case may be conducted by the CBI in a time-bound manner, has said that the court may direct CBI to submit fortnightly status reports on the investigation to the state government which can be filed by the DGP, UP, in the Supreme Court.
The team called the victim’s brother to identify the place and directed the local police to cordon off the crime scene, nearly a month after the woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by four men of the village.
Congress worker Tara Yadav was seen being manhandled in a video at a party event in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria
The court also directed DGP M V Rao to constitute a special investigation team to look into the case.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra charged that a narrative is being built by the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh for holding the woman responsible for crimes committed against her.
In a video doing rounds on social media, the BJP leader from Barabanki claimed that the four men, who allegedly gangraped and brutalised the 19-year-old Dalit girl, are innocent, and questioned why are such women always found dead at certain specific spots
The apex court directed the Yogi Adityanath government to file an affidavit in this regard and also ascertain whether the victim’s family has chosen a lawyer.
Rahul Gandhi, who is holding a series of tractor rallies under his 'Kheti Bachao Yatra’ in Punjab to protest the Centre’s new farm laws, also took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has not spoken "a word" on the Hathras incident.
In an affidavit filed in response to a PIL, which has been listed for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, the state government said it is important that the investigation is carried out by an independent central agency.
The family of the Hathras woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped has been "receiving threats to life and is living under terror", an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said, and asked what is wrong if Y-plus security cover is demanded the kin.
AP Singh has been appointed by the Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha - an upper caste organisation – to defend the Hathras rape case accused
Police claimed that Bhim Army supporters sat on the roads when they were denied entry to the Hathras victim's village.
Surendra Singh was reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on Singh's controversial statement on Saturday that "rapes can only be stopped if parents teach sanskar (values) to their daughters”.
The former UP chief minister also said that a BSP delegation spoke to the family members of the Dalit woman killed in Hathras and the report she received after the talks was "sad".
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad also met the Hathras rape case victim's family on October 4, and demanded that they be given Y-security
BJP MLA Surendra Singh also said parents should inculcate good values in their daughters to prevent such crimes from happening.
UP's additional chief secretary Awanish Awasthi said only five people allowed to meet Hathras victim's family