New Delhi: Founder and National Convener of Rashtriya Jana Parishad (RJP) MA Mujeeb attacked the RSS and BJP over the alleged kidnapping and murder of two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, saying women’s security cannot be expected from those facilitating the release of rapists.
The two teenage sisters were found hanging from a tree in a sugarcane field located about a kilometre away from their house in Nighasan police station limits in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday, police said. Six people were arrested on Thursday in connection with the rape and murder of the two girls.
“The kidnapping and murder of two minor Dalit sisters in Lakhimpur in broad daylight is a very disturbing incident,” Mujeeb said in a tweet in Hindi. The facts need to come as there appears to be cooking of the story by the BJP Loacal leaders.
“Women’s safety cannot be expected from those facilitating the release of rapists and welcoming them,” the founder of Rashtriya Jana Parishad said in an apparent reference to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case being set free last month from the Godhra sub-jail after the BJP-led Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy. Mujeeb stressed on the need for creating a safe environment in the country for women.
As soon as the news about the alleged murder of the Dalit girls broke, the pro OBCs, SCs, STs and Minorities parties attacked the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government over “increasing” crimes against women in the BJP ruling states, RJP Convener said.
“The killings of two sisters in Lakhimpur (UP) are heart-wrenching. The relatives say that the girls were abducted in broad daylight,” Mujeeb told IWP.
“Giving false advertisements in newspapers and television every day does not improve law and order. After all, why are heinous crimes against women increasing in Uttar Pradesh?” the Convener of RJP said. Government is promoting lawlessness Mujeeb said
Lakhimpur Kheri Superintendent of Police (SP) told reporters, “We have arrested Junaid, Sohail, Hafizur Rehman, Karimuddin, Arif and Chottu in an overnight operation.” Responding the SP’s hand wash in the episode, Mujeeb demanded for an impartial investigation into the entire episode If their factual involvement is proved they should be encountered without further delay Mujeeb who is also the National President All Indian Muslim Federation demanded
Mujeeb also demanded for encountering all 11 rapists released by fraud and those involved in the Bilkis Bano gangrape and multiple murders case.
“As per preliminary investigation, the two sisters left their home on Wednesday afternoon on the persuasion of Junaid and Sohail. Junaid and Sohail alleged to have confessed that they strangulated the girls after raping them,” said the SP.