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Congress attacks UP government over spiralling crimes

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The Congress on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Yogi Adityanath government for alleged failure on the law and order front in Uttar Pradesh.

In a statement, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) said that with growing lawlessness, rapes, atrocities against Dalits and weaker sections, UP had come on top of the statistics of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).

Girls are no longer safe in the state as rapes are growing by leaps and bounds and the government was looking the other way, dishing out stale statistics, state Congress spokesman Anoop Patel said.

Demanding that the state government should immediately ensure that law and order is tightened, the Congress leader demanded that security be given to rape victims because they live under perpetual fear of being victimised and intimidated by the assailants, as has been the case in many such incidents.



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First Published: Sat, March 02 2019. 18:16 IST