Women Congress holds protests over 'rising' crime in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Feb 5: Women Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest here over "increasing" crime against women in Chhattisgarh.

A delegation of women Congress workers led by president Shobha Ojha called on Governor Balramji Das Tandon and submitted a memorandum seeking to curb "atrocities" against women in the state.

Chhattisgarh

The party workers staged a protest at Raipur Municipal Corporation Garden, where they also performed street plays condemning crimes against women.

Subsequently, they took out an Akrosh Rally, a foot march in a bid to gherao Chief Minister Raman Singh's house raising their demands, but they were stopped midway by police.

In the memorandum, the women Congress alleged that crime against women is at its peak in Chhattisgarh, where 34,000 cases of atrocities on women were registered in the past three years.

Around 14,307 girls and women were reported to be missing in the state and the number of rape cases was also high in the state, it said.

Citing a recent case of a suicide by a gangrape victim in Bhilai town of Durg district, they alleged that the girl was molested by two policemen and a government doctor and she was pressured even from jail, which compelled her to kill herself.

The women Congress sought a judicial probe into the incident besides a government job to a relative of the victim. They also demanded setting up of 'one stop crises centres' in each district of the state for women.

PTI

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