Mayawati has lost moral authority to continue as CM: Congress

first_imgThe Congress on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Mayawati government, saying the Uttar Pradesh chief minister needed to set the law and order in the state right, following the increasing incidents of crimes against women. “The crime rate has gone up in UP. It speaks of a terrible malaise in the administration. We urge UP Chief Minister Mayawati to immediately step in to set right the law and order in the state and bring the perpetrators of crimes against women to justice,” Congress spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan told reporters in Delhi.  “Mayawati has lost the moral authority to continue in office,” Natrajan said, referring to the “day-to-day crimes” taking place in UP. The UP government has failed to protect the weaker sections of the society, she added. In the last 48 hours, there have been at least five cases of rape or attempted rape coming to light. The latest shocker has come from Etah, where a 35-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and then burnt alive by her five assailants, who feared they would be identified.  According to her children, she was dragged to the courtyard and raped on late Sunday night. She survived just long enough to give her dying statement. Around the same time, the body of a 14-year-old girl was found in Gonda. The girl was missing for a few days. Her parents claim she was raped. Just a day earlier, a minor Dalit girl was blinded for resisting a rape attempt in Kannauj. Two policemen were suspended for the delay in registering an FIR.   Etah case is the fifth such case in the last 48 hours. Parents of a minor in Forozabad claimed their daughter was raped. In Fatehgarh, a woman was shot at by two people after a rape attempt.  On June 10, a minor girl was found hanging inside a police station in Lakhimpur Kheri. Eleven policemen were suspended.  What the UP information secretary says “these are random cases”, the incidents prompted the opposition to step up heat.  Acting NCW chairperson Yasmeen Abrar said, “We are disturbed over these increasing incidents of violence against women in UP. We urge the UP government to take stringent and fast action. Ironically, many of the victims have been Dalits in a state that is ruled by someone, known as the messiah of the community.”For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img

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