Chandrashekhar Azad Calls for Thorough Investigation of Hathras Stampede

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Azad Samaj Party MP from Nagina, Chandrashekhar Azad, has called for a thorough investigation into the Hathras stampede incident and demanded strict measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.

On July 2, a stampede at a ‘Satsang’ event led by self-styled godman Suraj Pal Singh, also known as ‘Bhole Baba’, resulted in the deaths of 121 people in Fulari village, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.

After meeting with the relatives of the stampede victims, Azad stated, “There should be a thorough investigation into the Hathras stampede incident and strict action should be taken to ensure such incidents don’t happen again.”

Azad also demanded that the state government provide Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the families of the victims and Rs 5 lakh to those who were injured. He further asserted that if the self-styled godman genuinely sympathizes with the victims, he should give at least Rs 1 crore as compensation to the families of the deceased. “If Baba is genuinely sympathetic to the victims, he should give at least Rs 1 crore as compensation to the families of the deceased. If he doesn’t, then it means that he doesn’t care about the victims’ suffering,” he added.

Azad criticized the administration and senior police officials for their negligence, suggesting that the incident could have been averted had they taken responsibility. “This is a very painful incident, so many lives have been lost. Perhaps such a big incident has never happened in Uttar Pradesh before. I think that if the administration and senior police officials had taken responsibility and didn’t show negligence, we wouldn’t have lost so many lives today,” he said.

Chandrashekhar Azad also questioned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, asking, “I want to ask the Chief Minister what action they have taken.”

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