Priyanka Gandhi criticizes the government for the plight of the Varanasi child
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticized the BJP government on Wednesday for the plight of a 14-month-old girl whose parents were arrested for participating in an anti-CAA protest defying prohibitive orders, saying it is the government's moral duty to allow the child's mother to go home .
On December 19, people gathered in the Beniya Bagh area of Varanasi, prime minister Narendra Modi 's Lok sabha constituency, to protest against the dispute (CAA), challenging section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) imposed by the police.
Champak 's parents, activists Ekta (32) and Ravi Shankar (36), who run an NGO, Climate Agenda, were among those arrested in connection with the protest.
To suppress civil demonstrations, the BJP government has shown such inhumanity and separated a small child from her parents, Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet.
The toddler 's health has deteriorated, but there has been no change in the BJP government' s intentions, the Congress general secretary said.
It is the moral duty of this government to allow the innocent mother of this child to go home, he said.