BJP to offer solutions to ensure safety of women

Expressing deep concern over the rising crime graph against women, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday announced that it will soon come out with a white paper on women’s safety which will suggest ways to make the city safe for women.

Delhi has witnessed 806 rape cases this year till June 20, a sharp increase from 330 for the same period last year.

The jump in the number of molestation cases is even steeper, with 1,780 cases reported in the Capital in the first six months this year against 270 for the same period last year.

Reacting to the latest reports that indicate that rape cases against women have almost doubled in Delhi as compared to last year, the party also announced setting up of a working group to work specifically on women’s safety.

Action plan

The group in consultation with experts will put together an action plan with a fixed time frame.

“The situation is grave in Delhi with more than 2,500 incidents of rape and molestation over a period of six months,” said Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel.

“A party delegation will meet the Union home minister to demand immediate remedial action,” he said.

“It is deplorable that the Congress government in Delhi remains either tight-lipped or just shifts the blame on Delhi Police for such a grave situation. There is an urgent need for affirmative action,” Goel added.

He demanded that there should be a time-bound action plan to fight crime against women.

Initiatives

Spelling out some of the initiatives that would be taken by the BJP if it comes to power, Goel said it will strengthen Delhi home guards by providing them better training and enhancing their numbers to supplement the efforts of Delhi Police.

He also promised to increase the number of women cops and women police stations.

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