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‘Beti padhao, beti bachao’ is a slogan or a threat : Shamim Ahmed


The National President and International Convener of Human Rights Protection Association profoundly denunciates the ruthless act of rape which has become the order of the day in the past few years in our Country. Rape like most of the cases of sexual assault and gender based violence is not about sex, it is a violent crime about control and power. The incident of rape of an eighteen year old girl by Bangarmau BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his aides in the State of Uttar Pradesh where the honourable Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wanted to establish ‘Ram Rajya’ is a matter of regret and shame for the entire Nation. The quiescence of the Police against the accused led the victim to immolate herself outside the Chief Minister’s residence. The slogan of ‘Beti bachao beti padhao,’ that is ‘save a girl child, educate a girl child,’ is a social campaign which was started by the Government of India aiming at generating awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services for the female population of the Country is at complete danger because those who should be protecting females and safe-guarding their dignity by maintaining law and order are stooping down to the level of violating women and children of their honor. To quote the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh who promised to establish Ram Rajya in his State where there would have been homes for the homeless, food for the hungry and security for women had said ‘Only true Nationals will remain in State, criminals will remain in jail,’ Mr. Shamim Ahmed now wants to ask him that why is it that despite committing a barbarious act of rape the accused persons are still roaming about freely in society? Why is it that even the death of the innocent father of the victim has not let to prompt action against the accused? Is it because the accused holds a Government office of power or is it because the victim and her family do not belong to the powerful strata of the society? Mr. Ahmed says that justice delayed is justice denied therefore he has already sent a memorandum to the honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh demanding immediate arrest of the wrong doers and providing justice to the aggrieved woman and her family.