Leader of various parties have condemned the stalking of a woman in Chandigarh by the son of the president of the BJP State unit.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury is the latest edition to this list as he questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah silence over the alleged stalking of a girl by the son of Haryana’s BJP chief.
Yechury raised the question after Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas was arrested yesterday for allegedly stalking a girl, and was later released on bail.
The Marxist leader took to twitter and alleged that someone is helping the accused. “Clearly someone is helping the accused here. Why are the PM and BJP president so silent about stalking of women?” he sought to know on Twitter.
Earlier it was Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi who blamed the BJP Government on the micro-blogging site tweeting “Condemn attempt to kidnap & outrage modesty of young lady in Chdgrh [Chandigarh]. BJP Govt mst [must] punish the guilty; not collude W/ [with] culprits & mindset they represent.”
Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested and released on bail later for allegedly stalking the girl in Chandigarh.
The girl had accused Vikas and his friend of stalking her Friday night after which they were arrested, police said.
Both were booked under section 354 D (stalking) of IPC and 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs), they said.
With the pressure mounting on the BJP Government from all the sides, the delay in taking any sort of action against the accused have worsened the situation. Even BJP would be knowing the fact that “Justice delayed is Justice denied” and a strict action on their part is much awaited.