BSP Chief Mayawati raised the issue of gang-rapes in Uttar Pradesh as soon as the 0Rajya Sabha proceedings began on Wednesday.
Mayawati demanded a discussion on the increasing atrocities against women in Uttar Pradesh saying that Samajwadi Party government has failed to act against perpetrators of these horrific incidents.
“Gang rape incidents are rising in the country, in UP law and order has failed, perpetrators are raping women in day light, many incidents of rape are coming out every day. Who will act against them? Why is centre silent on these matters?” said the BSP Chief
Members from Congress and other regional parties seconded the issue and demanded a discussion rising atrocities against women in the country, especially Uttar Pradesh where a series of horrific incidents of atrocities against women are coming to light after the Bulandshahr gang-rape.
SP member Jaya Bachchan joined in and demanded a discussion on women safety under rile 176. Jaya claimed that she had already given a notice to the Chairman and she should be allowed to raise the matter to demand government’s response on the matter.
“There can be a discussion. It is a matter of urgent importance. If you are have hour notice, under examination. Chairman will take decision, “said Kurien
Jaya was seconded by Naresh Agrawal who said SP government has taken tough action against those involved in Bulandshahr gang rape which was contradicted by BSP members.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi intervened and said that the government is open for a discussion on the matter if a notice allowing discussion is allowed by Chairman.
“Law and Order is a state subject. Because these issues are important Government is willing to discuss it in the house,” Naqvi said.