Women are “not safe” in UP  

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of women’s safety

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of women’s safety. According to data released by National Crime Records Bureau recently, Uttar Pradesh reported 59,853 cases of crimes against women in 2019

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of women’s safety. Priyanka Gandhi asked Chief Minister Yogi to answer how successful is his ‘Mission Shakti’ as news reports on crimes against women show they are “not safe” in the state at all.

Chief Minister Adityanath last month launched ‘Mission Shakti’ campaign focusing on ensuring the safety and dignity of women and girls, with a stern warning that perpetrators of crimes against females will be dealt with an iron hand.

Priyanka Gandhi took to her Twitter handle to attack Yogi’s government. She wrote: "Will the Chief Minister of UP bother to tell how successful is his Mission Shakti? Because news reports on crimes against women from UP are saying that UP is not safe for women at all. In many places, girls committed suicide because their pleas were not heard.”

According to data released by National Crime Records Bureau recently, Uttar Pradesh reported 59,853 cases of crimes against women in 2019, accounting for 14.7 percent of such cases across the country.

Furthermore, UP also reported the highest number of crimes against girl children under the POCSO Act with 7,444 cases.

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