A status report on crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh prepared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Shefali Misra and Hema Badhwar Mehra (party’s Lok Sabha candidates from Sitapur and Badaun constituencies in UP, respectively), has been presented to the AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal. Receiving the report, he condemned the increasing violence against women, calling the situation a “gross neglect of basic human rights.”
Kejriwal asked for a serious review of women’s situation in the country, expressing that, “The mandate to stop violence is a responsibility each one of us now needs to take.” He further added that, “the state has failed in its endeavour to protect women’s rights. It is time that each citizen expresses anguish and anger and lets the law makers and implementers know that violence must stop.”
Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leader and senior Supreme Court advocate, Mr HS Phoolka issued the following statement on Saharanpur riots on :
Bill against Communal Violence should be passed by the Parliament at earliest.
The Uttar Pradesh Police and the state government remained mute spectators and failed to save the life and property of innocent citizens in Saharanpur.
The reasons being given by the police for its inaction is that it was outnumbered by the rioters, and the force was not sufficient. This justification is not acceptable at all. It is a common excuse, given by the police in every riot, to cover up their inaction.
News reports appearing in some newspapers suggest that one of the accused arrested in the case is a close relative of a prominent Delhi BJP leader and since the Delhi Police reports directly to union home ministry, therefore the apprehension of undue influence to dilute the case cannot be ruled out. What is more disturbing is that BJP leaders are already giving statements to show the gruesome incident as a case of road rage, which is completely uncalled for, since the case is at investigation stage. Read More
It is not hidden from anyone that Mr Shah is currently out on bail since he faces serious charges of having masterminded the fake encounters of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and and an eyewitness in the case, Tulsiram Prajapati. The argument that the appointment of Mr Shah as BJP President is an internal matter of that party, does not hold ground since this development will have multiple implications on the political system of the country.
By appointing Mr Shah as its chief, the BJP has lowered the minimum moral qualification required for leaders to head major political parties in the country. It is difficult to recall any other example in which a leader who faced serious criminal charges including murder, extortion and kidnapping was anointed as chief of a national political party. The AAP views the development as a sad day for democracy. Read More
Neha's case is a sordid tale of policy apathy, insensitivity and police callousness . She was being tortured by her husband and in-laws (in Indra Park, Sagarpur, West Delhi) but the police chose to turn a blind eye to her repeated complaints resulting into the gruesome incident of her being burnt by her husband and in-laws on January 13, but even this could not move the callous police. Read More
भाजपा संवेदनशील इलाको में सांप्रदायिक मुद्दो पर गैरकानूनी ढ़ंग से महापंचायत बुलाने पर अमादा है। जबकि ऐसी ही महापंचायत के बाद मुज्जफरनगर में दंगे भड़के थे। समाजवादी पार्टी और उसकी राज्यसरकार स्थिति से निपटने की बजाय सारे मुद्दे का सांप्रदायिक लाभ उठाने में जुटी है।
आम आदमी पार्टी इन दोनों पार्टियों की घृणित राजनीति की क़ड़े शब्दों में निंदा करती है और उत्तरप्रदेश की जनता से अपील करती है कि वह भाजपा और समाजवादी पार्टी के साजिश को समझें और वे किसी तरह के बहकावे में न आए क्योंकि सांप्रदायिक हिंसा में निर्दोष जनता मारी जाती है और तनाव फैलाने वाले राजनेताओं का कोई नुकसान नहीं होता है। Read More
This piece brings out the details of the gory incident of rape & murder in Badayun, UP.
This is the result of a systemic rot. It has happened before –maybe not in this defiant and intrusive way that challenged everything that existed, mocked every law ever made – but it has happened and it will continue to happen unless the caste divide disappears, unless laws change, unless education imparts what it is meant to impart, unless politicians care enough, unless men are sensitised, unless our rural areas begin to permeate into the active conscience of a society consisting of people like us who think that it is made only for us and till as such time as we see all of India as one, without this great divide and understand at a seminal level that this country belongs, in equal measure, to all of its citizens, at all times. Read More
The Aam Aadmi Party strongly condemns the role of Bihar Police in shielding the culprits who attempted to rape the party’s candidate from Buxar Lok Sabha constituency, Dr Shweta Pathak. The incident reflects the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, where the hoodlums who attempted to rape a 33 year-old medical doctor last week are still at large.
What can be more shameful than the role played by the state police in the entire matter ? The police instead of nabbing the culprits who tried to commit a heinous crime in broad daylight, brutally beat up Dr Pathak in the police station. Read More