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Lip service & Hype cannot be a substitute for securing the Women & Child: Randeep Singh Surjewala

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 13, Jul 2019, 16:02 pm IST | UPDATED: 13, Jul 2019, 16:28 pm IST

Lip service & Hype cannot be a substitute for securing the Women & Child: Randeep Singh Surjewala New Delhi: Congress attacked Mr Narendra Modi led BJP government on Women security issue. In a statement issued by Randeep Singh Surjewala, in-Charge, Communications, AICC said Complete insensitivity and apathy by the BJP Govt at the Centre forced the Supreme Court to take ‘suo motu’ (on their own) notice of more than 24000 Child Rape cases in the past six months.

As per the data collated by the Court, 24,212 FIRs have been registered from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 regarding Child Rape. Out of the same only, 911 cases have been disposed of. This is 4% of the total. [Refer Annexure A1]

BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of FIRs registered at 3457 and it has only disposed of 22 FIRs which is a minuscule 3% of the total FIRs registered.

The distressing figure of 24000 Child Rapes in 6 months raises a multitude of questions and the BJP Govt cannot shed and run away its responsibility in answering them:-

    Is it not true that the BJP Govt only spends 5 paise per Girl Child for ‘Beti Bachao’ Campaign?

    Is it not true that the BJP Govt has deliberately concealed the NCRB Data since 2016 and has not published any ‘Crime Against Women’ data in the past 3 years? The last NCRB Data i.e of the year 2016 on Child Rapes [POSCO Cases] records an astounding figure of 90,000 pending cases of sexual Crimes Against Children. Why is the BJP Govt hiding this data?

    Is it not true that that the BJP Govt’s at Centre & in UP remained mute spectators, even as growing incidents of women and children being raped and/or killed on the streets, even dragged from their homes in the middle of night, gang-raped and burnt alive took place in Aligarh, Pratapgarh, Gorakhpur, Barabanki, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Kushinagar, Muzaffarnagar and many other towns?

    Is it not true that only 20% of the Nirbhaya Fund released by the Centre to States have been utilized since 2015 to 2018? A sum of ₹1,813 crore has been disbursed by the Centre from 2015 to 2019. Of this, a sum of ₹854.66 crore was disbursed until 2018, out of which a mere ₹165.48 crore has been spent by various States and UTs. Why?

    Is it not true that the much hyped ‘One Stop Centres’ for Rape Counselling has not been set up and most of them are only on paper, since past 5 years? Is it also not true that more than half the country does not have any access to the ‘Fast Track Courts’? Why?

Further, BJP which referred to Women as ‘The Nation Builder’ in its 2014 Manifesto has managed to bewilder women by the detrimental actions and inactions of its ministers, leaders and workers.

Lip service & Hype cannot be a substitute for securing the Women & Child and the BJP which champions in hyperbole must now walk the talk on Women & Child Security.
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