Crime against women: BJP says AAP Govt's move to form enquiry commission 'illegal'

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New Delhi, Aug 3 : BJP MLAs today staged a walkout in Delhi Assembly, terming as "illegal" AAP Government's proposal to form a commission of enquiry to address the issue of crime against women.

In the one-day special Assembly session to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation and women's safety today, the Aam Aadmi Party government tabled a resolution to set up a commission of enquiry, which will include a judge, to recommend action in cases of crime against women in the city.

Crime against women: BJP says AAP Govt's move to form enquiry commission 'illegal' .
The proposal was tabled by Women and Child, and Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar. Soon after the resolution was tabled, BJP MLAs trooped into the well of the House and termed it as "illegal".

"The commission of enquiry is in contravention of Rule number 239AA. Setting up a commission is only a drama to mislead the people of Delhi. The Assembly cannot set up a commission of enquiry on matters beyond Assembly's jurisdiction, so it is illegal," Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said.

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BJP MLAs threw copies of the resolution and walked out of the Assembly. BJP has three MLAs in the 70-member House.

The decision to hold the special Assembly session came amid escalating confrontation between AAP Government and Delhi Police, following the brutal murder of a 19-year-old girl in Anand Parbat area on July 16.

The AAP government had accused Delhi Police of taking the case "lightly", saying her life could have been saved if her complaint against the accused was taken seriously.

The special session was scheduled for July 28, but it was postponed following the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

PTI 

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