Jaipur, July 21, 2023: Former Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje has expressed concern over the rising crime against women in the state. In a statement, Raje said that even young girls are not being spared, and the government is unable to keep them safe.
“The state government has failed to provide security to women,” Raje said. “The number of crimes against women is increasing day by day. In the past few months, we have seen several cases of rape, kidnapping, and murder of women. This is a serious matter, and the government needs to take immediate action.” Raje also criticized the government for its handling of the recent case of a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in the Alwar district. “The government has been slow to act in this case,” Raje said. “The accused are still at large, and the family of the victim is still waiting for justice.”
#WATCH | On crime against women in the state, former Rajasthan CM & senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje says, "Even young girls are not being spared. The Government can't even keep them safe. The parents are worried for their school-going daughters – whether they will return home… pic.twitter.com/Q4bUQJYo2O
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Raje’s statement comes at a time when Rajasthan is facing a surge in crime against women. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, Rajasthan reported 28,933 cases of crime against women in 2013, the third-highest number in the country. In 2022, the number of cases increased to 32,000. The government has taken some steps to address the issue of crime against women, such as launching a helpline for women and setting up fast-track courts to try cases of violence against women. However, these measures have not been enough to stem the tide of crime.
Raje has called on the government to take more stringent measures to protect women. She has also urged the people of Rajasthan to come together and fight against crime against women.
“This is a fight that we all need to fight together,” Raje said. “We cannot allow our daughters and sisters to live in fear.”
#WATCH | On crimes against women in the state, former Rajasthan CM & senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje says, "The manner in which incidents are happening with women, girls, Dalits and businessmen is shredding the law and order (in the state). The highest number of cases of crimes… pic.twitter.com/LyDWhE9nDb
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The government has yet to respond to Raje’s statement. However, the recent case of the 13-year-old girl has put a spotlight on the issue of crime against women in Rajasthan. It remains to be seen what steps the government will take to address this serious problem.