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Acid Attack Victim, who met UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Attacked Again

05 July 2017

There were 61 reported acid attacks in Uttar Pradesh alone in the same year, the highest number of any region in the country. However, U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath had earlier given a cheque of Rs. one lakh as compensation to the victim's husband.

While Kumar heads Dynamic Action Group, a well-known Dalit rights group in UP, Darapuri is a former IPS officer associated with the Budelkhand Dalit Sena.

However, Darapuri said they were not taking out any rally and that they had booked at Press Club around two weeks ago for a seminar on "Dalit atrocities and its remedy". Members of the Mushahar community - one of the poorest in the state - said they were asked to take bath and clean up properly before attending a function in Kushinagar, the report said. The Gujarat Dalits, who wanted to present the soap with a Gautam Buddha image to UP chief minister Yogi Atidyanath to clean-up "anti-Dalit" mindset, were forcibly sent back from Jhansi to Ahmedabad.

Terming the forcible cancellation of the convention and subsequent arrests as "an attack on freedom of expression", S.R. Darapuri, immediately after his release, told The Wire, "The government is in a state of panic amidst the rising public voices against it".

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Krishnan, who was at the forefront of protests during the 2012 medical student's death, also called for a more open "culture of conversation relating to consensual sex and autonomy for women". "On Monday afternoon, I reached the Press Club to find heavy police force deployed there".

Police said a formal complaint is yet to be registered as the family is yet to give a complaint. A large posse of policemen was seen waiting at the UP Press Club since morning. "Investigations are on. This could be an attempt to malign the government", Adityanath said during an interview to India Today television channel. The permission for holding press meet is learnt to have been taken by Darapuri. The protesters, from the Dr Ambedkar Vechan Pratibandh Samiti, had left Gujarat on Saturday night and were heading to Lucknow with the intention of handing over the 125-kg soap to Adityanath. According to most reports, Dalits have been at the receiving end of violence in the state, most notably in Shabbirpur and Aligarh recently; a pattern that seems to have escalated under the BJP regime.

However, the Lucknow police also detained nine activists who attempted to host the press conference at another venue.

Acid Attack Victim, who met UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Attacked Again