Crime against women: PM urged to convene meeting of all CMs to discuss issue

CPI leader Atul Anjaan said PM should take some important steps to protect women and ensure that crime against them would be stopped

CPI national leader Atul Anjaan
CPI national leader Atul Anjaan
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CPI national leader Atul Anjaan has appealed to PM Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of all chief ministers to discuss the important issue of rising crime against women in view of recent cases of rape in Hathras, Balrampur in UP and other parts of the country.

Talking to this reporter, the CPI leader condemned the manner in which Hathras administration behaved with the parents of the victim not allowing them to attend the cremation of their daughter.

He said that there was no justification for the local administration for going ahead with the cremation in midnight without the family members of the rape victim.

He also condemned the manner which the administration was mounting pressure on family to withdraw the complaint and abide by the government diktat.

The CPI leader said that PM Narendra Modi should not be satisfied with the slogan ‘beti bachao beti padhao’ and should take some important steps to protect women and ensure that crime against them would be stopped.

Atul Anjaan said that he was shocked by the silence of union minister Smriti Irani and former Minister Maneka Gandhi on the rape cases and crime against women while few months back they expressed their concern for death of an elephant in Kerala and were very critical of government.

He said that available data suggested that the cases of crime against women were higher in BJP ruled states.

Atul Anjaan said that NCRB data revealed that there was increase of crime against women by seven per cent in 2019 as compared to 2018.

According to NCRB, crime against women in 2018 were 59445 and 56011 in 2017 and 49262 in 2016 in all over the country.

He further said that UP topped in crime against women in 2018 with 2736 cases.

The CPI leader said that during 2019 on an average 87 cases of rape were registered everyday to police stations but a large number of cases remained unreported.

The CPI leader said that the best tribute to Mahatama Gandhi would be that all state governments should take oath to prevent crime against women.

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