Balrampur, October 17
Dealing with flak over a string of rape incidents in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched ‘Mission Shakti’ marketing campaign specializing in making certain the security and dignity of girls and ladies, with a stern warning that perpetrators of crimes in opposition to females will likely be handled an iron hand.
The chief minister stated the marketing campaign, whose begin coincided with the graduation of the Navrati pageant devoted to Goddess Durga, is a tribute to the girl who died after being allegedly raped by two males in Balrampur and asserted that his authorities has “zero tolerance” in direction of crime in opposition to girls and ladies.
The 22-year-old Dalit lady died after being allegedly raped by two males, who have been later arrested, within the district. The incident got here shut on the heels of the gangrape-murder of one other Dalit lady in Hathras that had drawn intense outrage after alleged apathy of the administration.
“Those that solid an evil eye on the dignity and self-respect of girls will discover no place within the state. Perpetrators of such crimes are a blot on the society and the federal government will cope with them with an iron hand,” Adityanath asserted.
The marketing campaign will proceed for the subsequent six months until Basant Navratri, the chief minister stated.
“The primary section of ‘Mission Shakti’ will deal with spreading consciousness in direction of making certain the security and dignity of girls and girl-child.
“Within the second section, ‘Operation Shakti’ will goal eve-teasers and put them on the trail of punishment or reform. If such components don’t mend their methods, they must face social-boycott and their footage will likely be displayed publicly,” Adityanath stated.
The chief minister stated that this 12 months Ram Lila and Durga Puja pandals can even unfold the message of ‘Mission Shakti’, which can have the involvement of 24 departments.
Numerous occasions are lined up throughout the marketing campaign for which 100 function fashions amongst girls will likely be recognized in every district to assist unfold the message of girls security, self-respect and self-reliance.
Adityanath described girls as an emblem of ‘Shakti’ and stated gender equality and safety of the lady youngster ought to begin from house itself.
“Girls are venerable in our everlasting custom and Navratri signifies this. In these altering instances, the brand new technology ought to turn out to be the service of our everlasting custom, which all the time professes the reason for girls because the prime responsibility of mankind. ‘Mission Shakti’ is a reminder of our responsibility in direction of girls and ladies,” he stated.
Terming feminine foeticide as a curse, the chief minister stated, “Safety of the lady youngster and giving respect to girls ought to begin from house.”
Adityanath additionally expressed his sturdy views in opposition to youngster marriage, saying such practices must be publicly condemned. — PTI