Union Minister Prakash Javadekar took a swipe at Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at present over the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old Dalit girl – whose father is a migrant labourer from Bihar – in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district.
Describing the incident as “extraordinarily surprising” and calling for “strict motion”, Mr Javadekar demanded that Mr Gandhi – who has been fiercely important of the BJP over the alleged gangrape and homicide of a younger Dalit lady in UP’s Hathras final month – cease his “political excursions” and go to Punjab to “take cognisance of crime in opposition to girls”.
“The rape and homicide of a six-year-old Dalit woman from Bihar, in Hoshiarpur’s Tanda village, could be very surprising. As an alternative of happening political excursions, Rahul Gandhi ought to go to Tanda and Rajasthan, and take cognisance of incidents of crime in opposition to girls,” Mr Javadekar was quoted by information company ANI.
“Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited the household of the sufferer in Tanda. They don’t pay heed to the injustice executed to girls within the states dominated by their occasion, however go to Hathras and different locations for photo-op with the sufferer’s household,” he added.
Mr Javadekar’s assault on the Congress comes after the occasion targeted the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged gangrape in Hathras and questioned the Yogi Adityanath authorities’s observe file in defending women and girls.
Mr Gandhi and Ms Gandhi Vadra met the family of the younger lady – who died from accidents sustained within the assault – after two dramatic makes an attempt. They have been stopped every time by UP Police – the primary noticed Mr Gandhi shoved to the bottom by cops and the second noticed Ms Gandhi Vadra manhandled by the police as she tried to guard a celebration employee throughout a lathi cost.
Final week the 2 additionally criticised the BJP over its trademark “Beti bachao…” (save your daughters) marketing campaign, stating that the state of affairs in UP was extra of a “apradhi bachao” (save criminals).
Each the BJP and UP Police have come underneath extreme scrutiny for his or her conduct of the Hathras investigation, with the Allahabad High Court among their critics. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath responded earlier this month to say his authorities was committed to the safety of women.
In the meantime, Mr Javadekar at present additionally took a swing at RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, who’s main the opposition mahagathbandhan cost to defeat Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the ruling JDU-BJP alliance in Bihar in elections that begin subsequent week.
“Tejashwi Yadav is sharing the stage and campaigning with the people who find themselves committing atrocities on Bihar’s woman. How will the individuals react?” he requested, referring to Rahul Gandhi’s look with Mr Yadav at election rallies on Friday.
Mr Yadav has focused Nitish Kumar over elevated crime within the state throughout his 15 years in cost.
No matter political affiliations and events in command of completely different states, the barbaric incident in Jalalpur village of Punjab’s Tanda area is the newest in a string of sexual assaults and assaults on girls and younger ladies throughout the nation.
Information launched by the Nationwide Crime Data Bureau final month confirmed India recorded a median of 87 rapes per day in 2019 – a rise of seven per cent from the earlier yr.
With enter from ANI