Women's panel flays Bengal's human rights record

Saturday 09th June 2018 07:50 EDT

KOLKATA: Fight between the BJP and the Bengal government has yet again erupted as a team of National Commission for Women (NCW) led by chairperson Rekha Sharma visited West Bengal's Nadia district to inquire about the alleged atrocities on women during the recently concluded panchayat elections in the state. Sharma accused the state police of not cooperating with matters related to violence against women and also criticised the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee. She added that all human rights were under threat in the state.

Tagging the official Twitter handles of CM Banerjee, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Prime Minister's Office, and Ministry of Women and Chief Development, she tweeted, “West Bengal is in bad shape. All human rights are under threat. Women in large number suffered all kinds of violence in last elections. Sharma also visited the Shantipur police station in Nadia, alleging that the NCW committed was denied access to copies of FIRs.

In her strongly worded comment, she said, “I am sitting in Shantipur thana, Nadia dist. Of West Bengal and asked for the papers concerning a rape case and a murder case and police has denied. Even after showing the act of NCW the inspector is not buzzing. Total anarchy. Nowhere in India we have seen Dy. SP declining to provide files of accused on Gang rape & Murder in recent poll related violence.. is Police here to save criminals?” The NCW team visited the state following violence during the panchayat elections that reportedly left six people dead and several injured.

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