New Delhi, June 16 (KMS): Amid a row over the mishandling of the Congress workers during Wednesday’s protests against the questioning of party leader Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), senior party leader Shashi Tharoor shared a video of Congress MP Jothimani’s on Twitter, in which she alleged that she was brutally assaulted by the Delhi police.
This is outrageous in any democracy. To deal with a woman protestor like this violates every Indian standard of decency, but to do it to a LokSabha MP is a new low. I condemn the conduct of the @DelhiPolice & demand accountability. Speaker @ombirlakota please act! pic.twitter.com/qp7zyipn85
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 15, 2022
“This is outrageous in any democracy. To deal with a woman protester like this violates every Indian standard of decency, but to do it to a LokSabha MP is a new low. I condemn the conduct of the @DelhiPolice and demand accountability. speaker @ombirlakota please act!,” Mr Tharoor wrote.
In the video shared by Mr Tharoor, Jothimani, Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Karur, alleged that the Delhi police personnel tore her clothes and carried her like a criminal.
Jothimani then gets up, turns around and shows her torn Kurta. The Congress MP is seen wearing only one shoe in the video.
“The Delhi police brutally assaulted us yesterday. They tore my clothes, removed my shoes and carried me like a criminal in a bus along with other women protesters,” she said in the video.
She alleged that the police also refused to give water to them.
“There are 7-8 women in the bus including me. We have been repeatedly asking for water, but they refused. When we are trying to buy it from outside, they are telling sellers not to give water to us,” she charged in the video urging Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to look into the matter.