Punjab Congress led by its chief Partap Singh Bajwa gave a call for 'Rail Roko' agitation for an hour starting at noon to protest against the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state and to draw attention to the farmers' problems on Saturday.
"The deteriorating law and order situation will be part of the 'Rail Roko' agitation whose main focus will be the demands of the farmers," he said.
Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala charged that the family has refused to cremate the victim as the police is pressuring them to arrive at a compromise.
"Ministers of Akali Dal-BJP government are giving out insensitive statements. This is inhuman and completely reflects the arrogance of power that has surpassed the basic tenets of humanity," he said.SAD MLA Joginder Singh Jain accused the opposition parties of adding fuel to the fire.
"The government has taken all action possible within its limits till now. The opposition parties including AAP and Congress are simply adding fuel to the fire. They are misleading the family and bringing disrepute to the girl's
modesty," he said.As far as the compensation issue is concerned, he said.
"It has been given as ex-gratia and not as a bribe. The opposition is watching the drama and doing nothing. They (family) have not refused to take compensation from us. Infact they were the ones who demanded money and a job."
"We got a special exemption from the government to give a job in the corporation to their 16-year-old son," he said.