Rape: Women leave bangles, take broom against UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, Lucknow on fire

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Lucknow, June 2: It seems that Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh -- Akhilesh Yadav might not have seen this side of womanhood when women do not hesitate to turn Durga, Kali to raise their voice. Women of the state on Monday, June 2 hit roads and protested against the CM in Lucknow.

A group of women, led by women wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), gheraoed Akhilesh's office in Lucknow. They protested as the state government and the CM did not take initiatives to protect them. One after another rape cases have been hitting the country and Uttar Pradesh has become one of the worst states where women are given zero security.

Taking a different style of protest, the agitators showed their bangles and took broom, sticks while expressing their wrath against the CM. They also bravely faced police actions as cops lathicharged and used water canon to disburse the protesters. However, all their efforts went in vain as police could not restrain the women from protesting.

One of the protesters was quoted as saying, "If law and order situation doesn't improve, we will protest at various places, we aren't scared."

Protests erupted in the city following several rape, gangrape cases. And the infamous Badaun rape case was one among them.Two sisters were kidnapped, gangraped and were hanged from a tree in the village. UP Police allegedly had refused to take actions against the culprits initially. Later, several other rape cases were reported within one week.

Neither Akhilesh nor Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh has turned up to meet the family of the victims. They have not even confirmed any strong actions against the accused. However, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan were among those political leaders who met the family. However, it was alleged that the politicos decision of meeting the family was nothing but a political gimmick.

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