APCC urges GoAP to include policies on women’s security

ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Expressing serious concern over the increasing cases of rape and murder of minor girls and incidents of misconduct against women in the state, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has strongly urged the state government to include programmes and policies on safety and security of women in the state priority programme.
In a press statement on Friday, the APCC said the state government “lags behind in implementing women-related programmes and policies effectively.” It said the recent rise in crimes against women indicated that the safety of the girl children and women in the state was “in crisis,” and that the government had failed to ensure a safe environment for women.
The APCC also accused the state government of “tampering the system established for the protection of women and children, such as the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, which was established to protect and promote the privileges of women in the state.
“Arunachal Pradesh has recorded increased cases of sexual assault (367 in 2016), as published by the National Crime Record Bureau. It shows that the Pema Khandu-led BJP government is incapable to curb the menace and failed to streamline privileges which are pro-women; instead, the government is announcing women-related programmes which are hollow and carry only nomenclatures,” the APCC claimed.