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Hope PM will observe fast on Unnao incident: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Taking a swipe at the prime minister's proposed hunger strike over the non-functioning of Parliament, wondered today if would observe a fast on the Unnao incident which, he said, " has shamed humanity".

"The barbarism inflicted on a father seeking justice for his daughter in has shamed humanity. Hope the will soon observe a fast over atrocities against women, failed law and order and increasing anarchy under the BJP's watch, Gandhi said on

In Unnao, a 50-year-old man, whose daughter had accused a BJP MLA of rape, died in custody earlier this week.

The also posted a purported video in which the woman's father is seen speaking against the BJP MLA.

The video, in which he alleged that he was mercilessly beaten up by the MLA's brother and others, went viral and was shown by several TV channels.

The 18-year-old woman has alleged that her father was killed at the behest of the lawmaker.

The will fast tomorrow against the washout of the second edition of the budget session of Parliament that ended on April 6 due to protests by opposition parties. This will be part of his BJP's day-long hunger strike on the issue.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 18:15 IST