AAP protests crime against women in Uttar Pradesh
Posted on Aug 23 2014 | IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 23 : The AAP organized a protest here against rising crime against women in Uttar Pradesh under the Samajwadi party government.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) district secretary Prashant Tomar, accompanied by party volunteers, submitted a memorandum, addressed to the governor, to the district magistrate in which the AAP leaders demanded direct action from the governor to intervene in the crime cases related to the women.
The party alleged that during Samajwadi Party (SP) rule, 3,050 rape cases were recorded in 2013 while this figure was at 1,963 during 2012. It claimed crime against women has increased under the SP, and the total number of cases of crime against women have reached a record of 32,546.
Regarding communal violence, the AAP alleged that over 600 communal clashes took place during SP government in the state in which hundreds of innocent people lost their lives and communal harmony disturbed in the state.