5 injured as Brinda leads protest against Hooda govt

In the wake of the recent cases of crime against women and children in Haryana,CPM Politburo member and MP Brinda Karat on Monday staged a protest in Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2012 3:53 am

In the wake of the recent cases of crime against women and children in Haryana,CPM Politburo member and MP Brinda Karat on Monday staged a protest in Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s home district of Rohtak. The police had to resort to lathicharge to control hundreds of protesters,largely women,leaving five persons — including three women — seriously injured.

This was the second major protest rally held by Karat and her supporters in Rohtak in the last few months. Earlier,she had staged a rally against the state government after the infamous Apna Ghar sex abuse scandal came to light.

On Monday,several women and social outfits came out on the streets in Rohtak and marched towards the office of the deputy commissioner. However,the police intercepted the protesters at Ambedkar chowk. When the protesters tried to cross over the police barricades,they were lathicharged.

“It is shameful the way the Haryana government is functioning under Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Be it Apna Ghar issue or spate of rapes,the state government has badly failed on all aspects when it comes to ensuring security of women,” Karat said. “While innocent women and minors are being raped daily,the government has deployed hundreds of policemen wearing bullet-proof jackets to stop a peaceful procession… Hooda needs to be taught ABC of the Constitution,” she added.

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