Haryana a crime hub under Khattar: Congress
The Congress on Monday condemned the rape of three girls in Haryana and said the state has become a -'crime hub-' under the Khattar government.
New Delhi: The Congress on Monday condemned the rape of three girls in Haryana and said the state has become a "crime hub" under the Khattar government.
The Mahila Congress will lead a delegation to Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and also meet other authorities and urge them to ensure that preventive measures are taken and the guilty punished.
"Under the BJP government, Haryana has become a crime hub. Unfortunately, it is ranked No.1 in the country in gangrape.
"In 2016, there have been 1,198 rapes, 191 gangrapes and 4,019 kidnapping cases. Under the (Manohar Lal) Khattar government, every day there are three murders, three rapes and 11 kidnapping cases. They should be shameful," tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, citing National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.
"Humanity is ashamed with exploitation of daughters every day... There is no law and order in the state. (The) Khattar government should be changed."
Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev demanded that stringent action against the guilty and significant preventive measures must be taken.
"Three young girls have been brutally raped in the state of Haryana. It is shocking the way they have been treated and left to die. Although we take many remedial measures, what has the government done to prevent incidents like that," said Dev in a video message.
"The last NCRB data also shows that crime against women is rising. After the Nirbhaya rape case, many laws were changed, many steps were taken. The primary issue that the (Narendra) Modi government had raised in 2014 was security of women.
"But the data itself shows that the BJP-ruled states and the Government of India have failed to show any concrete steps.
"For instance, the Nirbhaya fund remains under-utilised and it is showing absolutely no signs of being used in the future. Today, an SIT has been formed but I believe we need to be more serious about security of women which clearly this government is not," Dev said.
She also expressed her deep condolence and "also my deep concern" for the families of the victims.