Political parties cash in on December 16 gangrape case

DC CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCIES
Published Dec 16, 2014, 9:22 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 6:46 am IST
To make Delhi safer, BJP state unit will be installing CCTVs around sensitive areas
Girls pay tribute to December 16 Delhi gangrape victim at a bus stop in Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
 Girls pay tribute to December 16 Delhi gangrape victim at a bus stop in Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The political parties in the national capital have taken up the December 16 gang rape to gain political mileage, even as the city struggles to provide a safe atmosphere to women.

While some are holding protest marches, the others are holding silent walks on the second anniversary of the gang rape case against the rise in crime against women in the national capital.

 

To make Delhi streets safer, state unit of the BJP will be installing CCTVs around sensitive areas and women’s colleges on Tuesday.

The party will also kick-start a safety campaign for women at Connaught Place.

In order to sensitise people on women’s issues, MP Anurag Thakur has started an initiative — “HOW” (Honour Our Women), on Thursday.

“The purpose of the entire move is to chart out concrete steps and future course of action towards promising and securing empowerment, safety, and honour for women,” said Mr Thakur.

 

Nothing has changed, says victim’s dad:

“They say he (Narendra Modi) is fearless. Will he help us get justice?” asks the father of December 16 gangrape victim as he fights back tears while remembering his daughter whose brutal rape and murder two years ago shook the nation’s conscience.

Referring to the recent incident where an executive was raped by a Uber cab driver, the father said, “Nothing in India has changed. All promises and statements made by our leaders and ministers are shallow. Our suffering gives them their moment in limelight. My child asks me what I have done to get her justice. I wake up to realise how helpless I am,” the father said.

 

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