New Delhi, Oct 14: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government, alleging that "VIP treatment" was being given to a minister's son while a poor family seeking justice over their complaint of murder and rape of a 10-year-old girl was being handed a beating.

The Congress general secretary shared a video purportedly showing a police official hitting a boy as a family pleads before the official.

"Does a poor family have no right to justice? Mr. Chief Minister, why is your administration handing a beating when justice is being sought," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

"You give VIP treatment to the minister's son and when the poor come with a complaint about the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl, you beat them up. What kind of justice is this?" she said, in an apparent reference to Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra who was arrested on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the mowing down of four farmers on October 3 in Lakhimpur Kheri in the state.

The video posted by Priyanka Gandhi is reportedly of an incident from Azamgarh district.

According to media reports, the family of a 10-year girl has alleged that she was raped and later died at a hospital during treatment. They claimed that their complaint was not being taken seriously by the police.

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Hong Kong, Oct 25: Amnesty International said Monday it would close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease its operations amid a crackdown on political dissent in the city.

The human rights group said its local office in Hong Kong would close this month while its regional office will close by the end of the year, with regional operations moved to other offices in the Asia-Pacific region.

This decision, made with a heavy heart, has been driven by Hong Kong's national security law, which has made it effectively impossible for human rights organizations in Hong Kong to work freely and without fear of serious reprisals from the government, Anjhula Mya Singh Bais, chair of Amnesty's board, said in a statement.

Hong Kong implemented a sweeping national security law in 2020 following months of massive anti-government protests. The law outlaws secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and foreign collusion to intervene in the city's affairs. More than 120 people, many of them supporters of the city's democracy movement, have been arrested under the law.

The majority of the city's prominent pro-democracy activists are behind bars for taking part in unauthorized assemblies, and dozens of political organizations and trade unions have ceased operations out of concern for their members' personal safety under the security law.

Bais said the recent targeting of local human rights and trade union groups signaled authorities were intensifying their campaign to rid the city of dissenting voices. It is increasingly difficult for us to keep operating in such an unstable environment, she said.

Critics in Hong Kong say the national security law is an erosion of freedoms, such as those of expression and assembly, that were promised the city for 50 years when the former British colony was handed over to China in 1997.