Chandigarh Stalking Case: Varnika should be honoured, demands Congress

Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “While the first responders were doing their duty as mandated by the law, the person who showed real courage was that young woman. She should be honoured, too.”

Written by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Updated: August 12, 2017 9:02 am
Ranjeeta Mehta, senior vice-president of Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress said that Varnika Kundu(above) has set an example for every girl not to keep mum and speak up against the crime.

A day after the UT Police decided to honour six PCR policemen on Independence Day who acted swiftly on Varnika Kundu’s complaint and nabbed the two men allegedly stalking her and trying to abduct the girl, Congress has demanded that the victim, who set a precedent and showed courage to stand up against the crime, should also be honoured.

Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “While the first responders were doing their duty as mandated by the law, the person who showed real courage was that young woman. She should be honoured, too.” Ranjeeta Mehta, senior vice-president of Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress, said, “Only because those against whom the girl stood up is the son of Haryana BJP chief and his friend, the BJP government has forgotten to honour the girl. She is the one who has actually set an example for every girl not to keep mum and speak up against the crime.”

She added, “Had the surname of the men been Gandhi or Hooda, BJP’s tone would have been totally different. If a woman gets snatchers arrested, she gets a reward…. But a woman stood up against powerful men, digested all her character assassination done by the party supporters and what not, she is not being honoured. Did any BJP leader go and even meet the girl also.”

While senior officers in the UT Administration cited jurisdiction issue, stating that she wasn’t a resident of Chandigarh and Haryana should felicitate, Haryana government kept mum. UT officials said that as per rule, a Chandigarh resident is honoured and Haryana should felicitate her.

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    Ajay Sharma
    Aug 12, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    Yes I agree she deserve, but before that You congress should not keep qhite until in both the cases CHANDIGARH stalking and Himachel Gudia rape brutal murder cases accused should behind bars... Do you have that fire ?????????????
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      Joe
      Aug 12, 2017 at 9:56 am
      The congress should avoid making such ic token gestures that do not make any real contribution. There is so much that is wrong today in India and in BJP's governance today, there are serious things they should focus on. Even if they want to extend support to ensure justice in this particular case or address the state of women and misogyny this is not the way to do it.
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        S Srinivasan
        Aug 12, 2017 at 9:47 am
        This girl seems to be fine tuned to talk ill of BJP by vested interests. Stalking is not a new phenomenon in our country. When girls and boys roam freely at midnights,enjoy in pubs and work in IT and allied industries,this kind of troubles are bound to come. Giving political colour is unnecessary.
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          Joe
          Aug 12, 2017 at 10:02 am
          S Srinivasan> Political color was given by a the perpetrator and not the victim. Political colour was given by another BJP minister who was not even the boy's father questioning why the girl was roaming around at midnight. The case was being diluted and the police only pulled up their socks after overwhelming media scrutiny. If people were not overwhelmingly behind the girl for the BJP to loose face they would have intimidated her. We know how these things happen in India, so because you support the BJP you are free to flex your ethics and claim it is the girl who is politicizing it.
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