Inaugurating the Mission Shakti at Balrampur Police Line today, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said girls would be given preference in government recruitment. Women will have the opportunity to become self-reliant for their safety and their right to live with dignity is absolute, the chief minister said.
Yogi said, “If you subject our daughters to evil gazes, a tragedy for society is certain. There is no place for such people to live on the soil of UP.”
At the inauguration of Mission Shakti, the chief minister dedicated schemes worth Rs 125 crore to Balrampur.
Yogi expressed sympathy for the victim of gang-rape in Gainsari. He said that the incident had shaken the entire country.
The beginning Mission Shakti will bring peace to the soul of the student, the chief minister hoped. “No person involved in the incident will escape the law. The convicts will be punished by a fast track court,” Yogi said.
The chief minister handed a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to the Gainsari victim’s family. He said that the demands raised by the family would be considered sympathetically.
After the alleged gang-rape and death of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras, this girl was allegedly raped and strangulated at a village in District Barabanki of Uttar Pradesh. The girl, who was found dead in an agricultural field, was raped before being strangled, said the police yesterday, citing the post-mortem report.
Following the autopsy, the superintendent of police formed three teams to investigate the incident and arrested suspect Dinesh Gautam of Sethmau on the basis of digital evidence.
Mission Shakti to last up to Vasanta Navratri
Inaugurating Mission Shakti, Chief Minister Yogi said that the campaign would run from Sharadiya Navratri to Vasanta Navratri. “A woman is a symbol of power. No nation that neglects women can develop. Atrocities on women and daughters will not be tolerated,” Yogi said.
The chief minister announced the launch of women helpdesk in all police stations and tehsils of the state. He assured that these would be places of resolving grievances of women on a priority basis.
“Public awareness is to be brought in the first phase,” Yogi said, “in which cooperation of the society is necessary. The second phase will mark the Lonesome. In the third phase, there will be a social boycott by putting photographs of the fellows at the intersections.”
A source in the state government said 24 departments have been involved in the operation of Mission Shakti. NGOs will cooperate, said the official. “The government will strongly advocate punishing people who commit crimes against women,” Yogi said. Offices that excel in the execution of the mission will be awarded, said the chief minister.
CM slams opposition
The chief minister seized the opportunity to slam the opposition, saying, “The political parties that are praising the enemy country should be socially boycotted.”
Yogi said that the opposition was ill at ease with the BJP government’s successes in developing Uttar Pradesh. “There are also people who are plotting to riot to spoil the atmosphere of the state. These are the parties that, while in power, worked to divide society into caste and religion instead of working on an agenda of development,” the chief minister said.
“Now their agenda is to fan riots and criticize our good work,” the chief minister said, pointing out that a senior INC leader was praising Pakistan. “The whole world is applauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for putting up a successful fight against coronavirus, but the INC leaders are lauding a country that has been devastated by the pandemic,” he said.
“After independence, the Congress, which was in power, could not develop the country. Today, to vent its frustration, it is glorifying Pakistan and politicising the heroics of our soldiers,” the chief minister added.