Women protest in Lucknow over ‘poor’ law and order situation

LUCKNOW: Women from various parts of the city protested against the state government regarding “poor law and order situation” in Uttar Pradesh.

Led by the members of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (ADIWA), the march was also held to draw the state government’s attention to BJP’s electoral promises. Demands were also made to rehabilitate victims of the recent violence in Saharanpur, provide them due compensation in time and to take back ‘false court cases’ lodged. A memorandum of demands was also sent to the chief minister by the peaceful protesters.

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“Violence in Saharanpur where homes of 60 Dalits were burnt down, in Bulandshahar where members of the Yuva Vahini lynched a Muslim to death and the continued hooliganism of the anti-Romeo squad against freedom of choice are examples enough to realise that the law and order of the state is in its worst shape,” said Madhu Garg, state president, AIDWA.

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