New Delhi:The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the UP police to take immediate action against two men who misbehaved with a woman and yanked her sari during the filing of nominations for the block chairman election in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma had written to the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh to immediately intervene in the matter and take strict action against the men, the Commission said in a statement on Saturday.
"National Commission for Women (NCW) on July 8th had taken suo motu cognisance of an incident wherein a woman was allegedly attacked and misbehaved with and her sari was pulled in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh," it said.The Commission took action after it was tagged to a video clip of the incident on twitter.
Violence in UP panchayat polls, misbehaviour with women shameful: Congress
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party UP general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged violence during filing of nominations for blockhead polls and misbehaviour with women.
There is an atmosphere of anarchy in the state, the Congress leaders alleged.Mr Gandhi tweeted, 'Violence in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as 'Masterstroke'."
He also posted a news clipping which read," violence occurred in Kannauj, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur Unnao Gorakhpur on July 8 during filing of nomination for blockhead under the tree-tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh. Women also faced indecent behaviour".
Ms Vadra said, "A few years ago a rape victim raised her voice against a BJP MLA, and attempt was made to kill her and her family. Today, BJP has crossed all limits to stop the nomination of a woman. Same Government. Same behavior."
The state general secretary in-charge of the Congress also posted a video purportedly showing a woman being stopped from filing her nomination.
Mayawati flays UP govt over violence ahead of block panchayat chief polls, misbehaviour with woman
Mayawati flays UP govt over violence ahead of block panchayat chief polls, misbehaviour with womanShe also denounced the Lakhimpur Kheri incident wherein a woman was allegedly subjected to misbehaviour by BJP workers.
In a tweet, Ms Mayawati said, "Under the current BJP dispensation, jungle raj prevails in the state which is witnessing innumerable incidents like violence in Panchayat elections and misbehaviour with a woman of Lakhimpur Kheri. Is this their rule of law and democracy? This is something to think upon."
She alleged that the Dalit community are being attacked in the state but Union and State ministers of the community are silent.
"Now like in Azamgarh district, in Barthara Khurd village of Chandauli district also, Dalits' are being harassed and their homes destroyed, is this their Dalit love? And the saddest part is still the Dalit ministers of the Central and UP government are silent, why? This is very concerning for all," her another tweet read.
On Thursday, Samajwadi Party accused BJP workers of misbehaving with its party woman worker, a proposer of Ritu Singh who is a SP candidate for the upcoming block panchayat chief polls. Six police personnel have been suspended, while a supporter of an independent candidate has also been arrested in connection with the crime.(UNI)