New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma said that the liability of protection of women was on the government and the state was “ready”.
“Liability of protection of women is on the government and the government is completely ready,” Sharma said reported news agency ANI.
(Mahilaon ki raksha ka daayitva sarkaar par hai, aur sarkaar poori tarah se tatpar hai)
Sharma was responding to Azam Khan’s remark on Sunday in which later said to keep womenfolk indoors to protect them from molesters.
Khan’s comment came after a video clip of two girls being molested openly by a group of young men set the social media on fire.
The incident happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district.
In the video, around 12 to 14 boys can be seen, molesting the women, even while they pleaded to let them go.
The boys have even filmed the entire development and posted it on social media.
The boys were also laughing and making jokes while the distraught girls kept on begging to be spared.
However, the culprits were identified. The police had made one arrest and the investigation was underway.
Interestingly, in March, after coming to power in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government launched ‘anti-Romeo’ squads to check on eve-teasing in public areas, to ensure the safety of girls in the state.
First Published: 29 May 2017 09:58 AM