Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Assam Lok Sabha MP Ram Prasad Sarma of posting her bare photo on social media, a tribal woman -Laxmi Orang- has moved court in Biswanath in Assam. The photo was taken during an agitation by All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) at Beltola in Guwahati ten years ago.
Laxmi Orang filed a case against Adityanath for allegedly posting her photo on her social media page without blurring. The woman filed a case against Sarma for allegedly sharing the post on his social media page.
Orang claimed that she was not present at the rally on behalf of any political party as claimed by Adityanath in his post but to press for the demand for scheduled tribe status for the Adivasi community. “Yogi Adityanath, without knowing any fact, commented in the social media that the rally was on behalf of the BJP and the Congress workers attacked it.
Accusing Adityanath, Orang said: “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning for Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao at the same time his party Chief Minister (Adityanath) is doing this type of work. Is this democracy?”
However, Additional Director General of Police (Special Branch) Pallab Bhattacharya said that as per the investigations, the Facebook account in which Orang’s pictures were posted was a fake account created in the name of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Defending himself, Sarma said: “it (the stripping) was a fact and a true incident during that time. I shared it so that people know that an unfortunate girl was a victim and no justice has been given to her till now. I have not given any comment with the shared post.”
Sarma also added that he had approached Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to reopen her case so that she gets justice. “Now I am writing an official letter to the chief minister for the case to be re-investigated as the culprits of the 2007 Beltola incident need to be punished.”