Meerut, Dec 24 (IANS) Amid ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday left for Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh to meet the victims of alleged police firing during the violent demonstrations last week.
The Uttar Pradesh Police have only accepted that firing took place in Bijnor. But video clips that have surfaced suggest firing took place at many places in the state. Priyanka Gandhi had earlier visited Bijnor and met families of two persons, killed in violence that broke out during the agitation.
Sixteen people have been reportedly killed in anti-CAA protests in the state.
On Monday, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that “the whole nation recognised the Prime Minister by his clothes as he wears Rs 2 crore suit”, in an apparent reference to Modi who had said that those agitating against the CAA were recognisable by their clothes.