[Watch] Woman MP Alleges ‘They Tore My Clothes’, Shashi Tharoor Shares Video
New Delhi: Congress workers alleged they were manhandled during Wednesday’s protests in the national capital. And now, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor shared a video of Congress MP Jothimani 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 and demand accountability. speaker @ombirlakota please act!,” Mr Tharoor wrote.
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
Jothimani, Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Karur, alleged that Delhi police personnel tore her clothes and carried her like a criminal in a bus along with other women protesters.
In the video, Jothimani then gets up and turns around to show 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,” she said. 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.