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Crimes against women in Assam alarming: BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

‘As many as 4,700 human trafficking cases, including 2,750 cases of women trafficking, have been registered in Assam since 2012’, Rupam Goswami quotes a report as saying.

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 15: The BJP Assam Pradesh has said that as many as 4,700 human trafficking cases, including 2,750 cases of women trafficking, have been registered in Assam since 2012.

In a statement issued to the press today, Assam BJP spokesperson Rupam Goswami today lashed out at Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and accused him of making false claims of providing security and protection to the people of the State.

Citing the report of an agency, Goswami said that 4,700 human trafficking cases have been registered in the state since 2012, out of which 2750 cases are of women trafficking . The CID has evidence that I30 girls from Assam have been forced into prostitution in 2015 alone. He also said that it is very disheartening to know that most of the girls who were trafficked from the State belonged to various tribal communities.

Even minister Rakibul Hussain and the State Government had stated in the State Assembly that the cases registered for crimes against women were recorded to be 3,562 in 2005 and in 2014 it went up by more than three folds to 11,657. In 2014 alone the number of rape cases registered was 2,047, which implies that daily on an average 6-7 rape cases take place in the state, the BJP spokesperson said.

The spokesperson further stated that according to a report, since 2011 crimes against women have topped the list of the number of different types of crimes committed in Assam, which shows that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led Government in the State is incapable of controlling the prevailing lawlessness in the State. Goswami also stated that now time has come for the Congress to recognise the fact that the people of Assam are aware of the ibility of its government to provide safety and security to the people of Assam. “The people of the State are ready to teach the Congress Government a good lesson,” he added.

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