Moga molestation case: Congress demands case against Punjab CM
On Tuesday, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh moved an adjournment motion in the Parliament to discuss the “collapse of law and order situation” in Punjab and demanded President’s Rule in the state in reference to the recent Moga molestation case.
Singh will also seek appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee to demand imposition of President’s Rule in Punjab.
There was an uproar in Parliament as soon as the Congress raised this issue.
The Lok Sabha Speaker later rejected the Congress’ call for an adjournment motion on the issue.
A Punjab and Haryana High Court bench had yesterday recused from hearing the Moga molestation case in which a teenage girl died after she and her mother were allegedly pushed off a moving bus for resisting a molestation bid on April 29.
On Sunday, Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee called for the instalment of gender sensitisation camps at all levels to avoid incidences of women abuse and criticised the Punjab Government for making ‘insensitive’ statements.
Sharmishtha Mukherjee Said, It is really sad that every day we hear about such incidents where women are being raped, molested and as a society we should seriously consider gender sensitization camps at every level, starting from the government to absolutely beginning school curriculum and in families.
she added, Workshops for the same should go on and strict action should be taken by the state when incidents of such kind happen, to stop people from committing such crimes.
Sharmishtha Mukherjee Said, Calling such an incident ‘God’s will’ is extremely insensitive and I cannot understand how any mature person make such a statement, leave aside be a senior politician.
The Congress leader also alleged that the state government had done nothing to prevent such crimes from happening.
Sharmishtha Mukherjee added, First, you create a situation like this and employ people who cancommit such a crime and already the crime has been done, so what haveyou done to prevent that?.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had said on Friday that he personally had nothing to do with the bus company but admitted that “unfortunately, the bus belongs to us (Badal family)”.