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Priyanka slams BJP on issue of nuns’ heckling

Priyanka slams BJP on issue of nuns’ heckling
Priyanka Gandhi
NEW DELHI, MAR 25 (IANS) | Publish Date: 3/25/2021 1:33:22 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi has slammed the BJP over the heckling incident of two nuns in a train accusing them of religious conversion allegedly by ABVP members.

Priyanka Gandhi tweeted: “Which political party runs the government that enables these goons to harass and demand personal details of young women commuting on a train? BJP.”

“Which political party do these goons belong to? BJP “Which party’s student wing are some of them members of? BJP

“And now that there is an election in Kerala HM @AmitShah is busy giving hollow statements about protecting nuns from harassment. Really?” she added.

The nuns were heckled allegedly by ABVP members.

According to reports, the incident took place last week when the nuns were travelling on the Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express. On March 19, the ABVP members had accused the nuns and novices of carrying out religious conversions.

The four were allowed to proceed only after an inquiry at the Jhansi railway station established there was no conversion involved.

The ABVP is the student’s wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP.

A 25-second video from the train compartment shows the women surrounded by some men, some of whom appear to be policemen. The Kerala unit of the BJP too gave a memorandum on the harassment suffered by the nuns to Shah when he arrived in the state last night for Wednesday’s day-long election campaign.

Shah on Wednesday assured that strict action would be taken against all those involved. “Those involved in the Jhansi nuns’ harassment incident will be brought before the law.”

 

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