Hathras Victim’s Late-Night Cremation To Avoid “Large-Scale Violence In Morning”: UP To Supreme Court
The Hathras victim was cremated in the middle of the night “to avoid large-scale violence” the next morning, the Uttar Pradesh government told the Supreme Court today, citing intelligence inputs of “major law and order problems”.
In an affidavit to the Supreme Court, the UP government also justified the 2.30 am cremation saying there was a high alert in the district because of the Babri mosque verdict a day later.
“The district administration at Hathras had been receiving several intelligence inputs since morning of September 29 of the manner in which the dharna had taken place at Safdarjung hospital and the whole issue was being exploited and a caste/communal colour was being given”, said UP.
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