Cases of assault on ladies at COVID care centres on rise: Fadnavis

Mumbai, September 16

Leader of Opposition within the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday alleged that instances of assault on ladies at COVID care centres are growing within the state.

Despite a number of complaints, the state authorities will not be taking any efficient motion to stop such incidents, the BJP chief alleged in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“There has been an increase in cases of assault on women (at COVID care centres) and the state government should formulate a Standard Operating Procedure to address the issue,” he stated.

He additionally listed a couple of dozen such incidents.

“I had raised the issue earlier as well but did not see any steps being taken by the authorities. Several women have faced harassment at COVID care centres, but hardly any action has been initiated,” he alleged.

The former chief minister additionally raised the difficulty of crimes in opposition to ladies normally, and identified that the Shiv Sena-led authorities had promised to usher in a regulation on the strains of ‘Disha Act’ in Andhra Pradesh.

The 2019 Act offers for quick trial of crimes in opposition to ladies and the capital punishment in sure instances.

“At least seven cases of women being burnt alive took place in February this year. A Disha Act was promised, but now it has gone into cold storage,” Fadnavis stated within the letter. PTI

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