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Rise in crime against women: BJP MP blames Internet, smart

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Young people getting easy access to obscene content through the Internet and is leading to the rise in crime against women, a from has said.

"Due to easy access to the Internet and smart phones, youngsters can see obscene content on phones. This results in a negative impact on innocent minds and leads to perversity," Khandwa MP said at Damoh yesterday.

The former state BJP chief was answering a reporter's question about the increase in crime against women in Madhya Pradesh.

Newspapers have reported cases where watching obscene content on led to commission of crime, the MP said.

When asked why the Cyber Cell of police is not acting against circulation of obscene videos or pictures, Chauhan said police can not check each and every phone.

Chauhan had stirred up a controversy earlier this year when he claimed Pakistan's hand in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at Kathua in

Gang-rape of an eight-year-old girl at Mandsaur in on June 26 caused widespread outrage. Half a dozen cases of rape of minor girls have been reported in the state in the last two weeks.

Reacting to Chauhan's statement, state said the rise in crime against women was the failure of the state government, and the Internet and had nothing to do with it.

"The government has failed to instill fear among criminals. Police do not take action and there is no control over law and order situation. This has resulted in the rise in crime against women," Agrawal said.

Meanwhile, women workers today staged a demonstration at the residence of Shivraj Singh Chouhan here against the increase in the number of rape cases.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:05 IST