‘Spike in crimes since BJP came to power’
A day after the Pauri burn victim died at a hospital in Delhi, the Uttarakhand Congress spokesperson Garima Dasauni said that the nonchalant attitude of Trivendra Singh Rawat government towards atrocities, molestation and rape has resulted in one woman falling victim of rape every 16 hours.
Expressing anguish on the death of the Pauri burn victim who was set ablaze by her stalker, she said that number of such incidents against women in the state has been seeing a spike since BJP formed the government in the state. “It is unfortunate that the government is keeping quiet,” she said. Taking a swipe at the state government, Dasauni affirmed that the Uttarakhand owes its existence to the women power. “The people of the state would not thus tolerate the neglect and humiliation being inflicted on the women here,” she said.
In a scathing attack on the women BJP leaders of the state, she said she wondered over where the leaders who aggressively hit the roads against Nirbhaya incident are now.
Referring to the ghastly crime in Pauri, she said that the state government should ensure that the culprit is given an exemplary punishment. “Besides, necessary help should be provided to the family of the deceased girl,” she said.
She further said that the students should be taught about the punitive provisions enshrined in the Constitution involving heinous crime against the women and such chapter should be incorporated in the curriculum. Dasauni also highlighted a need to sensitize the people and also the students about the spiralling crimes being perpetrated against the women in the state.
Taking cudgels at the state government for the rising number of crime against the women, she said that the government seems to have slipped into somnolence, allowing the criminals to commit crimes at their sweet will. Dassauni buttressed her point by citing the fact that that post of the chairperson of the state women commission has been lying vacant for long with the state government sleeping over it.
Tuesday, 25 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun—