Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose authorities is being shredded by the opposition over the alleged gang rape and torture of a 20-year-old in Hathras and the police dealing with of the case, as we speak claimed it has a “zero tolerance” coverage on crimes towards girls.
“UP Govt has a coverage of zero tolerance towards crimes. As a result of steady motion by the state authorities, there was a major discount in crimes towards ladies/girls,” he mentioned.
The state, in accordance with knowledge by the Nationwide Crime Information Bureau, has the best price of crimes towards girls. In 2019, Uttar Pradesh recorded Uttar Pradesh 59,853 circumstances of crimes towards girls – up from 59,445 circumstances in 2018.
On Wednesday, the Chief Minister had requested the officers to conduct a particular marketing campaign on the security of girls in the course of the Navratri competition, which is starting on October 17. He has additionally requested the police to take immediate motion in circumstances involving girls and ladies and take care of these situation with sensitivity.
In a Hindi tweet on Sunday, Yogi Adityanath mentioned the state police nonetheless needs to be “delicate and proactive” in coping with circumstances linked to girls.
The police dealing with of the problem, together with a 2 am cremation of the lady’s physique, protecting her household locked up, had drawn opposition criticism.
On Wednesday, the state Congress mentioned the affidavit filed by the federal government within the Supreme Courtroom was a “white lie”.
“The Uttar Pradesh authorities, within the affidavit filed earlier than the Supreme Courtroom, has mentioned that the cremation of the alleged gangrape sufferer was executed with the consent of her household though everyone is aware of that the lady’s household was not current there,” Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate was quoted as saying by information company Press Belief of India. “That is nothing however a white lie spoken earlier than the apex courtroom,” she added.
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom has additionally picked up the problem, saying it’s a matter of “immense public significance and public curiosity because it includes allegation of high-handedness by the state authorities, leading to violation of primary human and elementary rights not solely of the deceased sufferer but in addition her relations”.
The girl, the courtroom mentioned, was handled with “excessive brutality by the perpetrators of the crime”. What occurred after that, “if true, quantities to perpetuating the distress of the household and rubbing salt of their wounds,” the courtroom mentioned, pointing to the two am police cremation.