Women feel ‘unsafe’ in LDF-ruled Kerala, alleges Poonam Mahajan

"A responsible chief minister should take steps to ensure safety of women in his own state," Poonam Mahajan said

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: May 28, 2017 12:30 pm
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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national president Poonam Mahajan has alleged that Kerala’s LDF government has failed to provide adequate security to women in the state. Maintaining that the crime rate against women in the southern state is higher than the national average, she said it is the responsibility of the Kerala government to ensure that they feel safe.

“Women feel insecure under the LDF government. A responsible chief minister should take steps to ensure safety of women in his own state,” Mahajan said in a statement issued here yesterday. Women have lost faith in the government and this is a reflection on the police system, she said.

Mahajan was in Kerala for past few days to hold statewide agitations against the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government. The protest was organised by the youth wing of BJP.

Hitting out further at the Kerala government, the Lok Sabha member claimed, “The average crime rate against women in Kerala is 63 per lakh population, as against the national average of 56.3.”

In view of the rising cases of crime against women, the BJP has demanded that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) be set up to look into the law and order-related issues in Kerala, she said. “It is the least that we can do to protect our women,” the BJP leader said.

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    Ab Saleem Khan
    May 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    WTF! Indian express posting this article. In UP tell a girl to walk alone in highway. Foget higway tell he to to walk in noida GIP parking area alone after last movie show. If you India Express can allow you sister to do this stunt for one week. In kerela. I have seem female going home from officer from tenchopark alone at 2 am, on bloody Highway. Kerela is 100 safe. But kerela will never be safe in BJP' s hand
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    Mary Joseph
    May 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    Ohhh... really.... Ms. Poonam Mahajan... did you ever live in Kerala...??? We are so much safer & we malayalees dread even to travel to the North... So much for your safety for woman... can your heart deny it...???
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    Priya G
    May 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Foolishness ! Kerala is safer than any average Indian state. In Statistics of crime rate of Kerala shows relatively high due to high reporting the crimes. I am sure she also aware of it. If not tell her to compare it with Delhi, UP or Gujarat.
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