Thursday, June 5, 2014
Rising crimes against women in UP
It is not only Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh where two Dalits sisters were gang raped and murdered but also the north eastern states of Meghalay where some GNLA militants blew up the head of the woman because she resisted their rape attempts. The all time greatest playwright Shakespeare had rightly said in 16th century that the frailty thy name is woman. Shakespeare’s saying about woman is being exemplified in the 21st century. The way woman is treated in society by man as a very soft target to satisfy his bestial instinct is very bad. That is why the crime against women is rising. The UP govt. has totally failed to take any stringent measure to check crime against women, which is a serious cause of concern for the society. It is not only Uttar Pradesh where crime against women is committed without any fear of the rule of law but the other parts of the country also can not claim to provide full proof security to women against crime of any type. A woman who is sexually assaulted and killed in many cases might be anyone's sister, mother, daughter and wife in the society. If by launching awareness in society that the woman whom one amongst us sexually assault and murder may be our sister, daughter, mother and wife, it might be possible that the realization would prevail and crime against women would come down itself. As far as the rule of law in Uttar Pradesh is concerned, the lawlessness has been the hallmark of the Samajwadi Party in the state earlier also. And Akhilesh Yadav government of Samajwadi Party is no different from others of its ilk. So, we would be foolhardy to talk about the lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh as long as SP government of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is in the saddle there. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s defence of his government is that it is media which highlights the crime against women while it does not do in the case of other states. It is no excuse that the crime against women is rising in Uttar Pradesh because the situation in other states is no better. It is a ridiculous explanation from the CM of a state. Women are raped and murdered and then hanged from the tree in UP. The entire state of Uttar Pradesh is in the grip of criminals and they make women their prey at will. It clearly appears that there is no fear of law. Lawlessness is at its lowest ebb. In the worsening law and order situation in the biggest state of the nation, the Centre can not sit as a mute spectator beyond a limit. In the given situation Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bhar has rightly raised the issue of rising crimes against women in UP in Lok Sabha. Time has come for the Centre to intervene in UP’s deteriorating law and order affairs and ask the Akhilesh Yadav government either to enforce rule of law in the state or face the wrath. Union water resources minister Uma Bharti has rightly that there would be a debate in the Lok Sabha on rising crimes against women and the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.