Crimes against women in Bengaluru: BJP holds protest, 20 party members arrested

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BJP Leader B S Yeduyurappa, R Ashok and MP Shobha Karandlaje along with Mahila Morcha activists protest against the recent sexual harresment cases on children in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Bengaluru, Nov 5: After several incidents on rape, including child sexual assault, rocked the Garden City in past few months, the Bharatiya Janata party in the city held a protest against the ruling Congress government. 20 BJP members were taken into police custody.

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, state party chief Prahlad Joshi and women members of the party's women's cell took part in the protest, which started from the party office in Malleswaram. 

A NDTV report said that the women members were taken into custody when they tried to move close to the Chief Minister's house. 

"In Karnataka, particularly in Bangalore, incidents like rapes and sexual harassment are increasing rapidly day by day. Our home minister has not taken any responsibility," Yeddyurappa said, as quoted by NDTV.

"The police is not serious about these things. That is why we are protesting and more than 6000 mahila workers are having a protest meeting. The government has failed in all respects. Law and order situation is getting worse by the day," he added.

This year, a number of school children were reported to be raped in the schools in Bangalore. There have been many reports of rapes in other parts of the state as well. 

On October 29, a schoolgirl in Shivamogga died in a hospital in Manipal. She, according to her parents, was abducted, drugged or poisoned and then raped. This is just one of the incidents.

Recently, a 6-year-old child was sexually assaulted in a Bengaluru school.

(Read: Another Bangalore school girl raped, suspect arrested

(Read: Bangalore Shocker: Three-year-old girl child raped in kindergarten school! )

Yesterday, there were reports that a woman was gangraped by a gang of robbers in front of her family in HSR in Bengaluru. (Read: Bengaluru shame: 25-year-old woman gangraped in front of husband in HSR Layout)

However, the state government prefers to rubbish aside the opposition party's protests. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the BJP was trying to create confusion in the minds of the people.

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