Big question mark on women empowerment under present regime : Cong

Big question mark on women empowerment under present regime : Cong

Agency News

New Delhi, Sep 10: The Congress on Tuesday alleged that under the present BJP led regime at the centre there is a big question mark on issues like women empowerment, bringing women in the mainstream and their upliftment.

Addressing a press conference here , Congress leader Ragini Nayak said that the atmosphere in the country at present is turning out to be not so good for the women.

'In the past six months there have been over 24000 FIRs in rape incidents out of which only 4 per cent that is arouNd 900 cases have been disposed of by the police,'she said.

Pointing to Uttar Pradesh , she said that the state stands first when it comes to highest number of such crimes that is 3457 out of which only 22 FIRs have been disposed off so far.

She said that the grand old party takes this as its responsibility and is going to continue the fight for gender justice and empowerment ,and will also continue to fight for survivors of such crimes and their battle for justice.

'We will make sure to stand with such women to take up their fight',Ms Nayak said.

The Congress further alleged that the UP Police is acting on the directions of the government and said that in the matter of Azamgarh where school students were made to clean premises with a broom and a lawsuit was filed against the journalist who reported it.

'Similar incidents have been going around in the Northern Indian state,'she said.

She further said the kind of practices presently prevalent in the state are not in favor of women.

'Rather, they are contrary to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan of Beti Bachao Beti Padao','she said.

The Congress leader questioned as to why the state administration comes alive and act on such matters only when a direction is issued by the court.

She hit out at the women leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party who earlier used to lash out at the previous governments and were now keeping silent when the government in power is of their own party. (UNI)