GUWAHATI: Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia has slammed the BJP-led alliance in the State for the rise in crimes against women.
In a press statement, Saikia sais, "Since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power, there has been an alarming rise in various types of atrocities and criminal incidents against women and children in Assam. The fact that Assam ranks first in the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report on criminal cases against women for the fifth time in a row has exposed how vulnerable women are in Assam right now. Unfortunately, Assam, which has been at the top of crimes against women in the country, has a crime rate of against women last year at 168.3. This figure has increased by almost 50 per cent in the last five years. The rate was seen to have gone down before 2015 instead of around 120 in 2017.
He said that the Government of Assam should look into the process by which the vicious criminal mentality behind the criminal incidents that have taken place in Assam at different times could be eradicated.
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