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Cops stop Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka from entering Meerut, meet protesters' kin

The two had requested that they, along with another Congress leader, be allowed to meet the families, but were denied entry, sources said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi stopped at Meerut | Photo: Congress
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi stopped at Meerut | Photo: INC

Congress leaders and Vadra were on Tuesday stopped by police from entering Meerut on their way to meet the families of those who died during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

The two had requested that they, along with another Congress leader, be allowed to meet the families, but were denied entry, Congress sources said in Delhi.

The Gandhis were stopped near Partapur police station. "We asked the police to show us order, but they did not show us any order for stopping us and told us to return," told reporters.

The two leaders left for Meerut this morning to meet some of the family members of the deceased protesters. At least five protesters died in Meerut alone.

had on Sunday met the families of some of the protesters who died in Bijnor. Seventeen people are reported to have died in Uttar Pradesh during protests against the new citizenship law.

First Published: Tue, December 24 2019. 14:05 IST
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