Delhi cab rape case: Mahila Congress demand stern action against culprits

Questioning Modi Government's claims of 'Achche din' in India, the Mahila Congress workers on Monday staged a protest against increasing number of crimes against women and demanded stern action against the culprits.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 08, 2014, 18:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Questioning Modi Government's claims of 'Achche din' in India, the Mahila Congress workers on Monday staged a protest against increasing number of crimes against women and demanded stern action against the culprits.

"There has been a steep increase of 15.25 per cent atrocities against women in the country, especially in Delhi. Four cases of rape are registered on a daily basis and many more goes unregistered. What have the authorities and government done?" asked Shobha Oza, President and spokesperson of AIMC.

Raising slogans against Modi Government, members of Mahila Congress pushed the barricades and questioned how a commoner will respect the laws in this country when their own ministers don't comply with the laws.

"Nihal Chand has a rape case lodged against him...Session court is looking for him, police is looking for him and he still continues to be a minister. All this clearly shows that government is totally insensitive to woman atrocities," Oza alleged.

Citing the case of the 32-year-old cabbie who allegedly raped an executive on Friday night, one of the members of the Mahila Congress talked about the inaction on the part of government to check such cases.

"Jo garajte hai wo baraste nahi. They talk about having 56 inch chest but they don't seem to be capable of even saving their mothers and daughters" another worker said.

Dr Onika Mehrotra, State President, Mahila Congress said that despite protests by various groups, crime in the city continues to take place because of the lack of implementation of safety measures.