Lucknow, December 2: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Monday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party over 'rising incidents' of sexual assault on women in the country. Yadav even alleged that women in the country are scared and step out in fear, whether they go to work or to attend a function.
Expressing his opinion on the rising crime against women in India, Yadav said, as ANI quoted, "Women are not safe under BJP rule. They step out in fear, whether they go to work or to attend a function. This is condemnable for any civilised society." NHRC Concerned Over 'Rising Incidents' of Sexual Assault, Issues Notices to Centre and States.
Here's the ANI tweet:
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav: Women are not safe under BJP rule. They step out in fear, whether they go to work or to attend a function. This is condemnable for any civilised society. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/UgYgkl7tUL
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 2, 2019
Earlier, the National Human Rights Commission expressed its concern over the rising incidents of sexual assaults in the country. The rights commission also issued notices to the Centre, States and Union Territories, calling for reports on standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with such cases. It also sought a report on how the administrations are using the Nirbhaya Fund.
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