Yogi Adityanath Promises Exemplary Punishment To Those Who Assault Women

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Lucknow: Amid nationwide outrage following back-to-back incidents of atrocities against women in UP’s Hathras and Balrampur, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday promised exemplary punishment to those who even think of disrespecting women.

Yogi took to his Twitter handle to write: “Destruction is certain of those who even think of harming the honour and self-respect of mothers and sisters in UP. The UP government is committed towards the safety of women of the state.”

Opposition parties’ calls for resignation of the Chief Minister have been getting louder, especially after Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were on Thursday detained on way to Hathras.

Also Read: Rahul Gandhi Detained On Way To Hathras

On Friday, a delegation of Trinamool Congress was manhandled by UP Police when they were travelling to Hathras to meet family members of the deceased Dalit woman.

Also Read: Hathras Case: Woman Was Not Raped, Says Senior UP Cop Citing Forensic Report

A 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four upper caste men on September 14. She succumbed to her injuries on September 29. The UP Police, however, it was not a case of rape as per forensic report.

Also Read: Hathras Case: Woman Was Not Raped, Says Senior UP Cop Citing Forensic Report

Another Dalit woman died after being allegedly raped by two men in Balrampur.

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