The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district unit on Thursday held a massive protest at its district headquarters in Ghaziabad and targeted the state government over the Bulandshahr rape and robbery incident.
The BJP workers in the district raised slogans over the alleged deteriorating law and order situation and also demanded the resignation of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister on moral grounds.
“We demand that the victims be given Rs50 lakh each as compensation. The state government opened its coffers for the family of Ikhlaq (who was killed over cow slaughter allegations) in Bisada. The flats given to the Bulandshahr incident victims’ family are worth just Rs50,000 each. They should also be given government jobs to sustain themselves,” Ajay Sharma, city president of BJP, said.
“We also demand steps be taken to ensure the safety and security of women as incidents of rape and robbery have become the order of the day,” he said.
The BJP held protests across the state to target the state government over the highway rape and robbery.
Following the incident, which took place on July 29 near Dostpur village in Bulandshahr, the state government announced Rs10 lakh as compensation to two women of the family. The state also allotted two flats in Arthala to the victims’ family.
The police on July 31, following a series of raids and tracking the suspects, arrested three men who were allegedly involved in the rape and robbery. On August 8, three more suspects, including the prime suspect Saleem Bawariya, were arrested by the Bulandshahr crime branch from Meerut.
The Uttar Pradesh director general of police, during his visit to Bulandshahr on July 31, had assured that provisions of the National Security Act would be recommended against the accused in the case.