2 Sept 2023

Blot On Humanity In Rajasthan: Woman Stripped, Paraded; Nadda, Vasundhara, Gehlot Said This

In Rajasthan's tribal-dominated Pratapgarh district, a case of stripping and parading a woman in the village has come to the fore. People posted videos of the incident on social media which went viral.

This incident happened on 31st August. Police say that they got information about the incident through video on the night of September 1.

The police have formed 30 teams to investigate this matter. The local police have so far arrested seven people and are interrogating four other accused in custody.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognizance of the matter and said that even after two days of the incident, no action was taken by the police which is unacceptable.

Commission Chairperson Rekha Sharma has ordered the state's DPG to immediately arrest the criminals and prosecute them under the appropriate section of the IPC. The Rajasthan government should submit a report in this regard within five days.

BJP targeted Gehlot government

In the election season, as soon as the case of women being paraded came to the fore, the BJP made it an issue without delay and targeted the Ashok Gehlot government. 

Condemning the incident, BJP national president JP Nadda surrounded the Congress government of Rajasthan. Nadda on Saturday said that there is no such thing as governance in Rajasthan. The Chief Minister and his allies are busy in dealing with factionalism.

Issue of women safety is being completely ignored: Nadda 

BJP national president JP Nadda said the Chief Minister and his ministers are busy settling factional feuds. Whatever time is left is being spent in pleasing a family in Delhi. It is no surprise that the issue of women safety is being completely ignored in the state.

Nadda wrote on social media that in Rajasthan, one or the other incident of harassment of women keeps coming to the fore. The people of the state will teach a lesson to the state government. 

After the video of the incident surfaced, the police had said that a 21-year-old tribal woman was allegedly paraded naked by her own husband and relatives in a village in Pratapgarh district. The woman was married a year ago. After this the woman had gone somewhere.

State number one in country in atrocities on women: Vasundhara Raje

Reacting to the incident, the former chief minister of the state, Vasundhara Raje, has said, "The video of a woman being stripped publicly kept going viral and the administration was not even aware of the incident."

She said, "The Congress government itself is responsible for making the state number one in the country in terms of atrocities on women. Chief Minister, after all, what is the compulsion that your Congress government does nothing to protect thedignity of daughters in Rajasthan?"

Accused will be prosecuted in fast track court : Gehlot

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of the state, Ashok Gehlot, tweeted in response to the incident, writing, "In Pratapgarh district, a video of a woman being stripped naked by the in-laws has surfaced in a family dispute between Pihar and in-laws."

Through a tweet, he said, "There is no place for such criminals in a civilized society. These criminals will be put behind bars as soon as possible and punished by trial in a fast track court."

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