The Hathras rape case has taken many twists and turns. The DMK is set to hold a protest in Chennai on Monday against the manner in which the Uttar Pradesh government has tackled the Hathras rape case. The demonstration will be held by DMK MP Kanimozhi who leads the party's women's wing at 5 pm. DMK members will be stepping up to the Tamil Nadu Governor's residence Raj Bhavan demanding responsibility from the government led by Yogi Adityanath in the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman in the state. The party is, however, reportedly yet to receive permission from the police for the protest march that has been proposed.
DMK President M K Stalin claimed that the safety of minorities, women and the members of SC/ST community in Uttar Pradesh was "generally a question mark." Stalin said in a statement here, "The media is also feeling a lack of safety. The Centre has a duty to address this and ensure the safety of all." Scourging out at the UP police for earlier stopping Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi, who was pushed to the ground during the confrontation, from proceeding to Hathras, Stalin demanded that the "UP government correct its mistakes and ensure justice for the woman."
It should also "publicly apologize to Rahul Gandhi and the Centre should issue directions to the UP government on this matter," Stalin further added. Monday's protest will also press this demand, he said. Both Kanimozhi and Stalin have been vocal in their objection against the manner in which the state and Central government have acted following the allegations.