Rising crime against women in Delhi figures in Parliament

The incident of a girl student being shot dead in the capital figured in Parliament with members voicing concern over the increase in cases of crime against women and demanding a statement from the government.

New Delhi: The incident of a girl student
being shot dead in the capital figured in Parliament on Wednesday
with members voicing concern over the increase in cases of
crime against women and demanding a statement from the
government.

As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, Shahnawaz
Hussain (BJP) raised the matter of a girl student being shot
dead in broad daylight in the capital.

"The national capital has become unsafe for women.
Yesterday`s incident has been described as `shameful` by the
media," he said.

Hussain also expressed concern over Delhi Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit`s remarks that it was a matter of shame that
women do not feel secure in the capital of the country.

He demanded that Home Minister P Chidambaram should make
a statement on the matter.

Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said he would
convey the concerns of the member to the Home Minister.

In the Rajya Sabha, Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley
wanted the government to make a statement on the issue.

The matter was raised by Maya Singh (BJP), who said crime
against women has seen a steep rise in Delhi and the police
and administrative machinery was unable to control it.

"Yesterday when various announcements were being made on
Women`s Day, a college girl Radhika was killed in Dhaula Kuan,
a populated area, and mother of a woman lawyer was
strangulated at her home. The capital is not safe for women.

Who is answerable for this," Singh said, raising the issue
during Zero Hour.

She said the Delhi Chief Minister had said her
administration was not responsible for controlling crime.
Singh wanted to know who was responsible for a situation
where eight women fell victim to various crimes every day.

Women`s safety and security was at stake and criminals
were operating in an organised manner escaping from the
dragnet of law, she said.

As per National Crime Record Bureau`s latest data, crime
against women has increased by four per cent in 2010 compared
to the previous year and parents were no longer feeling secure
even to send their girls to school and colleges, Singh said.

"Seven out of ten women have no faith in the police
machinery," she said, demanding that Home Minister should
reply to the House of Elders on the prevailing scenario and
measures to check crime against women. A large number of
members associated themselves with her.

Yesterday 21-year-old college girl Radhika was shot dead
outside a college in full public glare while an elderly woman
was strangled in her house in Delhi within hours of the
incident, exposing the vulnerability of the fair sex in the
city.

PTI

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