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Women’s Day: A day of celebration and 364 days of despair

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Published on 7 March 2016 3:04 PM GMT

Women’s Day: A day of celebration and 364 days of despair
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Saurabh Saurabh Sharma

Lucknow: Amidst a lot of tales of achievements of few women, who have set milestones in different streams, International Women’s Day is being celebrated on March 8, but the ground reality is quite different in from the perspective of average women – There Is Nothing To Celebrate! Safety of a woman is still is a big concern, particularly in Uttar Pradesh.

Walking down the memory lane, the newztrack.com recalls some heinous crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh which rocked the nation.

The Jankipuram girl case:

On February 16, body of a class 11'Th girl was found with multiple injuries just 100 meters away from the residence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.The girl was missing since February 11 and the post mortem reports confirmed gang rape. The police, till date, have failed to solve the case even after arresting four persons.

Bareilly’s Nirbhaya:

A 10-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered in Nawabganj area of Bareilly on February 1. The girl was raped, strangulated to death and then wooden twigs were shoved in her private parts. The police claimed to have solved the case and arrested the culprits.

Gauri murder case:

Dismembered body of Gauri Srivastava, a law student was found in the outskirts of the state capital on February 1, 2015. Police arrested the culprits and claimed that love affair was the reason behind this gruesome murder.

The 1090- Women Power Line eve-teasing case:

It shocked the citizens of Uttar Pradesh when the then in-charge of the 1090 Women Power Line was booked for eve-teasing and harassing a girl.

A student of Lucknow University who had made a complaint to the 1090 about harassment and molestation alleged that Raghvendra Singh, the then in-charge of WPL instead looking into complaint, himself started harassing and flirting with her. Raghvendra was subsequently transferred and an inquiry in this case is still underway.

It may be mentioned that WPL is the dream project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Quotes:

“I do not believe in such celebration of a Women’s day until and unless the government ensures safety of fairer sex,” said Madhu Garg, a noted social activist for women.

“How can I celebrate the day when my case is pending since last three months even after writing hundreds of letter to CM Akhilesh Yadav and Governor Ram Naik. The government should do something to save the modesty of their daughter,” said victim of the 1090 flirt case.

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