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Rajya Sabha condoles loss of lives in Hathras stampede

July 3, 2024 12:52 PM IST

Rajya Sabha | Hathras stampede

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday offered condolences for the loss of lives in the stampede in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.

The Upper House of Parliament also observed silence to mourn those who were killed in the stampede on Tuesday.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge urged the government to enact legislation aimed at preventing similar incidents in the future.

Addressing the members, Dhankhar said, “As you are aware several devotees lost lives in a stampede that broke out at a religious event at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. The loss of precious lives and injury to these…persons in this tragic incident is indeed painful and unfortunate”.

“All necessary steps are being taken to provide medical aid to the injured and authorities have set up a committee to investigate the matter. This House joins me in expressing our heartfelt condolences as well as deep sympathy and sorrow to the bereaved families and in praying for the speedy recovery of the injured,” the Rajya Sabha Chairman said.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the mishap rose to 121 on Wednesday. An FIR has been filed against the organisers by the Uttar Pradesh police.

(ANI)

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