‘Beti Bachao or Apradhi Bachao?’: Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi slam UP govt over women’s safety

The Congress leaders made the comments in reference to reports of a BJP MLA and his son allegedly taking away a man accused of harassing a woman from police custody on Saturday
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party over the growing incidents of crime against women. “How it started ‘Beti Bachao’ (save daughter), how it’s going ‘Apradhi Bachao’ (save criminals),” the Congress leader said using popular social media trend how it started, how it’s going.

The Congress MP also shared a media report on Twitter, which claims that in Lakhimpurkheri of UP, a BJP MLA stormed into a police station along with his party workers and managed to free an accused in a molestation case.

“How it started: ‘Beti bachao’ (save daughters). How it’s going: ‘Apradhi bachao’ (save criminals)’,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

The Congress leader has been critical of the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state besides slamming the Centre repeatedly over new farm laws and the economic situation in the country.

Tagging a media report on the incident, Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi, “Will the UP CM tell that this is happening under which ‘mission’? ‘Beti bachao’ (Save daughters) or ‘Apradhi bachao’ (save criminals)’?”

The Congress has been attacking the Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of alleged rise in crimes against women, particularly after the Hathras case, in which a 19-year-old Dalit woman from the district was allegedly raped and attacked by four men. She later succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital.

The Yogi Adityanath government is fighting severe criticism for its handling of the Hathras case, particularly after thelocal police cremated the woman at night allegedly without the family’s approval.

However, officials said the cremation was done “as per the wishes of the family”. The probe in the case has been taken over by the CBI.

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