AAP women MLAs to meet Rajnath, Jung over crimes against women

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Women legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma soon over what they said were “increasing cases of crime against women” in the national capital.

Addressing a press conference here, AAP’s legislator from Palam constituency Bhavna Gaur said women were not feeling safe while stepping out of their houses in Delhi.

“Law and order is at its lowest in Delhi. Women are scared as crimes against them are continuously increasing. Police in Delhi reports to the Home Ministry; so all the women legislators of the party will go and meet Rajnath Singh, Jung and the police commissioner,” Gaur said.

“This time, we will not seek mere assurances but pitch for a solution to this problem,” she added.

AAP legislators Rakhi Birla, Alka Lamba and Sarita Singh were also present at the press conference.

The decision to meet the Home Minister was taken after a 21-year-old woman was fatally stabbed as many as 22 times in broad daylight on Tuesday morning by a man who claimed to be her jilted lover.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia lashed out at the Delhi Police, saying its “focus” should be on security of Delhi residents instead of “harassing” AAP lawmakers.

“Shocking incident in Delhi of stabbing of 21-yr-old woman. Delhi Police needs to focus on citizen’s security than harassing AAP MLAs,” Sisodia tweeted.

–IANS

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