AAP calls for Moga 'bandh' on Monday
AAP calls for a Moga 'bandh' on Monday, seeking justice for the death of a 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus.chandigarh Updated: May 02, 2015 15:28 IST
AAP calls for a Moga 'bandh' on Monday, seeking justice for the death of a 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus.
AAP activists on Saturday took out a march and burnt effigies of Punjab chief minister Badal protesting against the death of a teenage girl who was molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to his family.
AAP leader Jasraj Jassi, who contested the last Lok Sabha elections from Bathinda against union minister and ruling SAD leader Harsimrat Badal, led the protest march along with Moga District AAP convener Ajay Sharma.
About 150 AAP activists were present in the march and burnt effigies of the ministers around the Civil Hospital where the mother of the deceased girl is undergoing treatment, followed by a dharna.
The protesters demanded registration of a case against the owners of bus, Orbit Aviation, in which the alleged molestation incident took place.
Meanwhile, local MLA Joginder Pal Jain faced criticism from the protesters last night when he stated that "cases are not registered like this."
"Accidents keep taking place on the roads when so many buses and other vehicles run," he said drawing criticism from the activists. Later, the issue was sorted out by the two parties and the MLA left the venue.
AAP Lok Sabha member from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, yesterday led his party's protest dharna outside the office of the deputy superintendent of police of Baghapurana with around 500 others and demanded questioning of the owners of Orbit Aviation.
First Published: May 02, 2015 15:26 IST