Girija Vyas pulls up Mayawati Govt. over rising rape cases in UP

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New Delhi/Lucknow, Feb 7 (ANI): In the backdrop of the brutal attack on a minor Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh, National Commission for Women chairperson Girija Vyas on Monday criticized the state administration and the police for their handling of the rape and abduction cases.

Vyas said there were no signs of justice being delivered to the victims and also blamed the police for conducting 'shoddy' investigations and implicating innocent persons.

"There is no justice for the victims. What police does is nab some innocent persons to just show that they have acted," said Vyas asking why no rape case has been referred to fast track courts till date.

Sarika, 17, had to pay with physical torture for resisting gangrape by three youths of her own village, Udauli in Fatehpur, about 60 kilometers from Kanpur, late on Saturday evening when she was returning from the fields along with her friend Chaya.

Sarika was allegedly grabbed by three young men, Hari Shankar, Shiv Om and Ram Ratan, who pounced upon her, molesting her and trying to tear off her clothes. She, however, managed to raise an alarm.

The Mayawati Government has come under severe criticism following a number of cases including the Banda case involving the rape of a minor Dalit girl by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi.

The girl was allegedly raped on December 10-11 at Dwivedi's residence. She escaped from the MLA's house on December 12, when he allegedly attempted to rape her for the third time and charged her with theft.

Moreover, the kidnapping and harassment charges against Uttar Pradesh Rural Engineering Services Minister Jaiveer Singh over the payment of money has recently come into notice, which has further spoiled the reputation of the BSP Government in Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)

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