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Crimes against women has increased under BJP regime: APCC

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has alleged that during the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) rule, the crime against women has increased in the state

Crimes against women has increased under BJP regime: APCC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Jan 2021 9:33 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Jan 18: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Monday alleged that the cases of crimes against women in the State have increased during the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) regime.

Addressing a press meet, general secretary & chairperson of APCC Media Department, Bobbeeta Sharma highlighted that as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures rate of crime against women in Assam stood at 166 for 2018 almost three times the national average rate of 58.8.

"The NCRB statistics reveal that crimes against women in Assam are constantly rising and incidents of registered violence against women were 20,869 in 2016 which increased to 23,082 in 2017 and to 27,728 in 2018. Assam also recorded 66 instances of rape and murder - the highest joint figure for the two categories in the country in 2018. Assam also topped the list for cyber crimes against women in 2018 with 295 cases. In 2019 Assam again reported the highest rate of crime against women at 177.8 per lakh population, thus being top of the chart for three consecutive years. Thus it is evident that increasing violence against women along with rape and murder has not been dealt with a strong hand and the very fact that such cases are increasing proves that Government and its agencies have failed to instill fear among the perpetrators of such crimes," stressed Sharma.

Further, Sharma appealed to all the people of Assam to question how the crimes against women have increased.

"How did the situation change after 2016 so drastically? Obviously because the people of Assam who trusted the BJP to safeguard and protect their dignity by voting them to power have failed miserably to give this protection as the statistics reveal," said Sharma.

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