By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 26: The BJP Assam Pradesh has smacked of a racket being out to create unrest by commiting crimes against women in the State to rob it of peace and derail the NRC update work.
Talking to newsmen in Guwahati on Monday, State BJP spokesperson Muminul Aowal said: “We condemn the rape of a minor at Batadrava in gaon district. The government should take steps to punish the culprits. A stringent Act to check crimes against women should be introduced. Opposition Congress is out to derive a political mileage out of the rape incident. However, according to reports, the prime accused in the case is a mandal secretary of the Congress. Ever since coming power, the BJP government at Dispur is taking tough action against crimils. The present dispensation at Dispur isn’t at all lenient towards crimils.”
Hitting back at the Congress, Aowal said: “From October 2014 to May 16, 2016 as many as 2,770 crimes did take place in the State. The government failed to take action against the crimils at that time. We doubt that the police failed to take action due to political intervention. A section is out to create unrest in a planned manner in the State now.”
On crimes against women, Aowal said: “In 99 per cent of crimes against women in Assam, East Bengal-origin people belonging to Islam are involved. This is despite the Shariat pronouncing stringent punishment to crimils as followed in some Islamic countries. The Islamic religious mentors should take the involvement of people belonging to Islamic faith in crimes seriously.”
Another State BJP spokeperson Rupam Goswami said: “Chief Minister himself talked to the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on disposal of such cases on a fast track. We doubt that the sudden spurt in crimes in the State may be a ploy to derail NRC update work in the State.”