Haryana a crime hub under Khattar, says Surjewala

Randeep Surjewala
Randeep Surjewala, File Photo

New Delhi, Jan 15: The Congress on Monday condemned the series of spine-chilling incidents of gang rape in Haryana and said the state has become a “crime hub” under the Khattar government.

“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,” asserted 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.”

Earlier in a day, Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev sought a stringent action against the culprit 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,” stated 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 key issue that the (Narendra) Modi government had raised in 2014 was the 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 the security of women which clearly this government is not,” Dev said.

The Congress leader also expressed her deep condolence and “also my deep concern” for the families of the victims.


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