AIPWA and AISA organized protests across Uttar Pradesh on 24 June against the increasing number of heinous incidents of rape, murder and suicide of women and minor girls.
AIPWA State President Krishna Adhikari said that such heinous incidents of rape and murder are widely prevalent in the State. Uttar Pradesh has the shameful distinction of being the leader in violence against women. Incidents like those at Unnao, Hathras, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich and Hamirpur show that it is not law and order but Goonda Raj that prevails in Uttar Pradesh. The UP police has either remained inactive or has actively protected the criminals and rapists in these incidents. Women are not safe under the Yogi regime and we women demand Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's resignation.
AIPWA State Secretary Kusum Verma said that the communal politics of the Chief Minister is encouraging hate, violence, and anti-woman ideology. AIPWA State Joint Secretary Geeta Pandey said that women will come out on the streets to fight the autocratic and anti-woman ways of the Yogi government. AISA State President Shailesh Paswan said that under Yogi Raj, the government is protecting criminals instead of acting against them. AIPWA State Vice President Arati Rai demanded immediate arrest and action against the perpetrators and Rs 50 lakhs compensation for the victim families. The District SP and DM should be held accountable and removed from their posts if the administration fails to take proper action.
Protests were held in Mathura, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Devaria, Gorakhpur, Ghazipur, Mau, Ballia, Chandauli, Sonbhadra, Bhadohi and other Districts.