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Police stop Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi from meeting families of victims killed in anti-CAA protest

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were stopped by the police on Tuesday when they were going to Meerut to meet the families of those killed in the anti-revised Citizenship A…




Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were stopped by the police on Tuesday when they were going to Meerut to meet the families of those killed in the anti-revised Citizenship Act (CAA) protest.  Regarding detention by the police, Rahul Gandhi said, "We were not shown any order.  We were just told to go back. "Rahul and Priyanka were going to Meerut in the same vehicle.  He was accompanied by senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari. 

Tiwari told PTI, "First our leaders were stopped in Muradnagar.  Then stopped outside Meerut.  The administration said that the situation was not right now and the departure of the leaders could cause unrest. "He said," Our leaders were going to express condolences only to the families who were killed recently. "  According to Tiwari, the administration has assured that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi will be allowed to visit Meerut in the next two-three days. 

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were to meet the families of those who were killed during the protest against the recently amended citizenship law.  Earlier on Sunday, Priyanka had also met in Bijnor with the families of two youths who were killed in the violence that erupted during the protest.  On Monday, Priyanka had described these two youths as 'martyrs' and said that all people should take a pledge that the Constitution will be protected in their name. 


The Congress is openly opposing the amended citizenship law as 'unconstitutional'.  The party held a satyagraha at Rajghat here on Monday on this issue.

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