BJP slams Uttarakhand CM's 'Taliban' diktat of prohibiting women to work after 6 p.m.

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (ANI): Lashing out at the Congress-led Uttarakhand Government and Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna over a bizarre guidelines to prohibit women from working or going out after 6 p.m., the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday said the government is unable to provide security to women.

Taking a jibe at the state government, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain advised Chief Minister Bahuguna not to go out after six if he feels so scared.

"Instead of improving the law and order situation in the state, they are putting out a 'Talibani' diktat that women should not go out of their houses after six p.m. Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi should take cognizance of this matter and she should ask the chief minister what he means by making such remarks," said Hussain.

Another BJP spokesperson, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, said that such dictatorship by governments or by the police will make the women feel more unsafe.

BJP leader Balbir Punj asked Bahuguna to resign as his government was not being able to provide better security for women in the state.

"By making such statements, the Chief Minister has admitted his inability to run the government and establish law and order in the state, and he actually feels that the government may not provide security to women, he must resign from the office," said Punj.

Bahuguna, however, has clarified that his government did not intend to curb the freedom of women or children.

He said women should avoid night shifts for their own safety.

The recent brutal bus gang rape case in New Delhi has triggered nationwide protest with demands of stricter laws against sexual offenders and improving safety measures for women. (ANI)


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