Embarrassed Cong raps 6 pm Bahuguna on women remark

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Vijay Bahuguna
New Delhi, Jan 12: After taking several steps to ensure safety of women in his state, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, who has been a lawyer and high court judge, could make a strange statement that women should not work after 6 pm.

For this silly remark, he has earned the wrath of his party. The Congress on Saturday slammed Bahuguna for his remarks against women. Taking on the Chief Minister, Congress leader and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said, "this is the 21st century and both men and women have equal rights."

Taking note of the Delhi gangrape incident, Bahuguna had announced a slew of measures, including setting up of fast track courts, to make the state capital Dehradun city a safer place for women.

A toll-free service will soon be started in Dehradun to register women's complaints and fast track courts Dehradun, Haridwar, Udhamsingh Nagar and Nainital districts will be set up to dispose of cases related to crimes against women.

Women will not have to go to a police station to register their complaints, he had promised, adding, steps will be taken to send police personnel to their homes to register their complaints.

A separate cell headed by a senior police official will be created at the state police headquarters to deal with crime against women, Bahuguna said.

Five hostels for working women will also be built in Selaqui, Dehradun, Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar, the chief minister had said. And the same person after few days says women should not work beyond 6 pm.

Instead of helping, Bahuguna is confusing women and his party chief Sonia Gandhi has done a right thing to send a message of reprimand through Manish Tewari.

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