Under attack from several quarters over rising rape cases and deteriorating law and order situation in his state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday that he wont succumb to his criticism and continue to work hard for the people in Uttar Pradesh.
Under severe attack after the December 16 gang rape, Delhi police took a slew of steps like setting up helplines and women help desks at police stations to ensure women`s safety but there is no let up in the crimes against them which have actually increased during the period.
Union minister Girija Vyas on Monday blamed lack of toilet facilities for women for a large number of rape cases in the country and suggested that legislators contribute a quarter of the funds allocated to them towards providing proper toilets in their area.
WB CM Mamata Banerjee alleged Friday that some local news channels had ganged up with the opposition to make a hue and cry over rape and violence in the state and reiterated that there was a conspiracy to kill her.
Penal provisions for rape are often being misused by women as "weapon for vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them get married, the Delhi High Court has said.
Delhi has witnessed around four rape cases a day this year, almost double the last year`s rate, in an indication that crime against women has not abated in the capital despite campaigns and stepped up police action.