Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Diya Kumari said on Friday that the state was becoming a rape capital. The Congress government here is callous and no action has been taken even after 72 hours in the Alwar rape case, she added.
“Rajasthan is becoming the capital of rape. The government here is callous and no action has been taken even after 72 hours. These people are trying to hide this incident. There is no law or order in the ‘state,” Diya Kumari told ANI news agency.
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Meanwhile, the BJP has denounced Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, alleging she engages in “selective politics” and uses the cause of atrocities against women to advance her policy.
While she claims to champion the cause of women in Uttar Pradesh with a slogan like “ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon”, but her suggestion to women in a congress ruled state like Rajasthan is “ladki ho to ladna mana hai,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
“In reality, you are a congressional politician and can only do politics,” he said.
While everyone should speak out for justice for women and speak out against any atrocity against them, when the issue is used selectively because of its political ambition as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi did, it becomes “unforgivable”. Neither sibling has visited the victim’s family or met her as she fights for life in hospital while they do so in states not governed by Congress , did he declare.
They post their photos there with the families of the victims, but did they meet the girl in Rajasthan, he asked.
Speaking to reporters, he alleged that Vadra was celebrating her birthday in Ranthambhore in Rajasthan and a BJP delegation wanted to meet her about it but was turned down.
Patra asked if she had requested a report from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on this horrific incident.
He also objected to comments by the state’s Minister of Women and Child Development that the defendants did not wear tilak so they could be identified. Patra demanded an apology from her and Gehlot.
The Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission on Thursday ordered the Alwar District Administration and Superintendent of Police to submit a report by January 18 regarding the assault on the girl who was found in distress with injuries to her private parts.
Police said it was apparently a case of rape, but nothing conclusive can be said until after the legal doctor’s report.
The girl, aged around 14, was found lying on a road near Tijara Fatak on Tuesday evening. She was bleeding and was admitted to the district hospital. Later, she was referred to JK Lone Hospital in Kota.
(With PTI inputs)
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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022, 4:52 PM IST