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Congress MPs protests in Parliament premises over Sonbhadra violence

Congress MPs held a protest in Parliament premises on Monday over the Sonbhadra violence and the "illegal detention" of the party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadara.

New Delhi: Congress MPs held a protest in Parliament premises on Monday over the Sonbhadra violence and the "illegal detention" of the party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadara.

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Priyanka Gandhi was Friday detained and stopped from going to Sonbhadra where 10 people were gunned down, triggering a standoff with the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.

Demanding that the victims of the killings be given speedy justice, the MPs accused the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government of committing atrocities against the poor and the oppressed classes.

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They also demanded answers from them on why the Congress leader was stopped from meeting the victims.

Twenty-eight persons were injured in the clash.

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