Rakhi Singh, the primary petitioner in the Gyanvapi mosque issue, wrote to President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday, indicating that she was “considering euthanasia” owing to mental strain as a result of the false information that her colleagues four petitioners and their attorneys had propagated about her.
Rakhi Singh, the petitioner, claimed in the letter that “in the case, my associates, including Lakshmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas, Rekha Pathak, (senior) advocate Harishankar Jain, his son advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, and their few colleagues, did a false propaganda and defamed me and my uncle and aunt Jitendra Singh Visen and Kiran Singh in May 2022.”
In August 2021, Singh and four other Hindu women plaintiffs filed a court petition in Varanasi asking for the right to do daily prayers in the Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal in the Gyanvapi mosque complex. The Varanasi district court is hearing the matter.
In the letter, Singh allegedly claimed that her fellow petitioners had spread false information about her withdrawal from the case, despite the fact that “neither any such statement or information was issued from my side nor my uncle Jitendra Singh Visen, pleader on my behalf in the said case, issued any such information.”
The letter said that as a result, “the entire Hindu society has been raised against me and my family by creating confusion about us in the entire country, resulting in I and the entire family of Visenji coming under a lot of mental pressure.”
Therefore, I’m asking you to approve my request for euthanasia and provide a path for me to end this excruciating mental anguish so I may find the greatest serenity by dozing off forever. I’ll wait for your response till June 9 at 9:00 am, the letter said.
In her letter, Singh said, “Then whatever decision will be taken after that will be my own.” If the President does not issue an order in response to her plea, she will make her own decisions.
The four plaintiffs’ attorney, senior attorney Harishankar Jain, refuted the accusations. “We are devotedly litigating the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case and other connected lawsuits. All accusations are unfounded. I don’t want to waste my time and effort responding to unfounded accusations,” he was reported as adding.
Rekha Pathak, another plaintiff, likewise denounced the claims as untrue and said, “We are continually challenging the matter. We fervently hope for the outcomes we want. We are entirely focused on our case. Rakhi Singh’s accusations are untrue.