Now, an embarrassed government says they have reservations about the NHRC report.
"I don't want to comment on where NHRC went, who were the people they spoke to, etc. I am sure they tried their best. But in such matters people generally hesitate to share. Women spoke more freely with the NCW women, because they could be more free with them. So we have to carefully analyse this, one report cannot negate the entire incident," says Ambika Soni, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister.
While the NHRC is now refusing to comment, villagers at Bhatta-Parsaul stand by stories of police atrocities and are grateful to Rahul Gandhi for highlighting them. The twin villages in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of the national Capital, were the epicentre of protests against land acquisition.
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