Congress to protest over rising crime against women in UP

Violence against women
Lucknow, Jun 21: Congress women's wing would stage a demonstration here in the first week of July to protest against sudden spurt in crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi today (Jun 21) said.

"It has been decided that the party's women wing will stage a massive demonstration in the state capital in the first week of July and in the meantime protests will be held in all the districts this week," Joshi said.

Accusing the state Women Commission of working as a BSP agent, Joshi demanded that it should be dissolved immediately.

"Is the commission silent because its chairperson is a relative of a prominent BSP leader. What action has the body taken in the recent cases of rapes and atrocities against women?" she questioned.

Joshi said that the recent cases have proved that law and order situation has hit rock bottom in the state.

"The government and its leadership is turning out to be a blot on the state. Such a government has no right to continue in the power even for a second," she said.

The UPCC president alleged that "there could be nothing more shameful than spurt in cases of atrocities against women during the tenure of a woman chief minister." 


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