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Hathras stampede: Rahul Gandhi urges Yogi Adityanath to increase compensation for victims

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the Hathras stampede.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- July 07th 2024 02:19 PM
Hathras stampede: Rahul Gandhi urges Yogi Adityanath to increase compensation for victims

Hathras stampede: Rahul Gandhi urges Yogi Adityanath to increase compensation for victims

Hathras stampede: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the Hathras stampede.

The Congress leader urged Yogi Adityanath to increase the compensation for the victims. He explained the victims' families' problems in his letter and urged the CM to provide compensation to them as soon as possible.


On Sunday, the Congress leader posted the letter, dated July 6, on the social media platform X.

Speaking about his visit to Aligarh and Hathras on Friday, where he met with bereaved families, Gandhi stated that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss suffered by families.

He went on to say that an impartial investigation would help identify the district administration's lapses in the tragic incident that killed 121 people. "This will help in preventing the recurrence of such incidents in future and the guilty need to be punished," he said.

He also stated that the Congress workers and he were willing to provide any assistance that was required.

On Friday, Gandhi met with the victims' families in Hathras to inquire about the incident and the help they had received. He had assured them that he would address their concerns in the right forum and assist them in any way possible.

He later went to Hathras to meet the injured and those who had lost family members in the stampede.

He told reporters, "There were some lapses on the part of the administration that resulted in a tragedy of this magnitude. How did so many people get there when permission was only granted for 80,000? Those who are responsible should face consequences."

The stampede occurred on Tuesday evening (July 2) at a Satsang of a self-proclaimed godman named Suraj Pal, also known as Narayan Sakar Hari and 'Bhole Baba'.

An FIR was filed in the incident, naming the event's organisers, and the main accused -- manager Dev Prakash Madhukar -- was arrested on Friday night. The police also arrested six sewadars, or preachers' supporters, who were in charge of the event.

- PTC NEWS

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