Justice for rape victims: AIMC to organize 'Mahilla Nyay Yatra' on Women’s Day

AIMC president Alka Lamba has traveled across 20 states and met the rape victims

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 March 2024 2:18 AM GMT
Justice for rape victims: AIMC to organize Mahilla Nyay Yatra on Women’s Day

NEW DELHI: All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) will organize ‘Mahilla Nyay Yatras’ across the country on March 8 to highlight the plight of the rape victims and their families.

Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters here today, the president of the AIMC Alka Lamba also appealed to President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite the rape victims and personally assure them of speedy justice.

Lamba disclosed that after taking over the reins of the Mahila Congress on January 10 this year, she has traveled across 20 states and met the rape victims. She alleged that most of the cases were reported from the BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand just to name a few.

She alleged that while the accused were being patronized and protected by the ruling party, the victims were subjected to unlimited atrocities. She pointed out, that in Kanpur in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, two rape victims and their father committed suicide after they failed to get justice.

The Mahila Congress president pointed out how the BJP leaders including legislators, MPs, and ministers like Kuldeep Senger, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, Sandeep Singh, and others were involved in heinous crimes against women and enjoyed the patronage of the party and its government.

Alka Lamba questioned the silence of the Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma, and the BJP Mahila Morcha president Vanathi Srinivasan on such incidents.

Lamba asked what happened to the fast-track courts to decide such cases, particularly about the rapes of minors. She said, till the culprits do not have the fear of law, that they will get exemplary punishment like a death sentence, such crimes cannot be stopped.

She disclosed that she will soon be meeting the Chief Ministers of the three Congress-ruled states Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, and Telangana to ensure foolproof security and safety of women in those states to set an example for the rest of the country.

Condemning the brutal rape of a Spanish tourist in Jharkhand, she said the entire country was feeling ashamed about it.

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