UP Government Committed To Safety, Security Of All Women: Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose administration has been heavily criticised over the alleged gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, as well as UP Police’s handling of the case, tweeted Friday to claim his government was “committed to the safety, security and development of all mothers and sisters”.
“Those who even think of harming mothers and daughters in UP, their destruction is assured. They will get such punishment that will set an example for the future. The government of UP is committed to the safety and security and development of all mothers and sisters. This is our committment and promise,” the Chief Minister wrote in Hindi.
On Thursday he spoke to the young woman’s family via video call, promising “stringent action against the accused and all possible help (Rs 25 lakh compensation, a house and a government job for a family member)”.
“Law and order in UP has deteriorated to a great extent. There is no semblance of safety for women. The criminals are committing crimes in the open,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Tuesday, tweeting: “@myogiadityanath you are accountable for the safety of women in UP”.
The Allahabad High Court has also taken notice of the case and has summoned top officials of the government and police to appear before it on October 12.
In its notice, the court said the matter was of “immense public importance… involves allegation of high-handedness by state authorities, resulting in violation of basic human and fundamental rights”.
Amid all the outrage, Yogi Adityanath also said that a three-member panel has been set up to investigate the crime and a report is expected within a week.
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