Cong to protest over crime against women in UP

Women`s wing of Congress will stage a demonstration in Lucknow in the first week of July to protest against crime against women UP.

Updated: Jun 21, 2011, 12:55 PM IST

Lucknow: Congress women`s wing would
stage a demonstration here in the first week of July to
protest against sudden spurt in crime against women in Uttar
Pradesh, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday said.

"It has been decided that the party`s women wing will
stage a massive demonstration in the state capital in the
first week of July and in the meantime protests will be held
in all the districts this week," Joshi said.

Accusing the state Women Commission of working as a
BSP agent, Joshi demanded that it should be dissolved

"Is the commission silent because its chairperson is a
relative of a prominent BSP leader. What action has the body
taken in the recent cases of rapes and atrocities against
women?" she questioned.

Joshi said that the recent cases have proved that law
and order situation has hit rock bottom in the state.

"The government and its leadership is turning out to
be a blot on the state. Such a government has no right to
continue in the power even for a second," she said.

The UPCC president alleged that "there could be
nothing more shameful than spurt in cases of atrocities
against women during the tenure of a woman chief minister."