‘Crime against women has dropped by 12%’

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Htrajasthan - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htraj@htlive.com

SAFETY Kataria said apart from 5 dis­tricts, crime against women has gone down in Ra­jasthan be­tween 2013 and 2017

Ra­jasthan home min­is­ter Gu­lab Chand Kataria on Wed­nes­day said that crime against women had re­duced by 12 per cent in the state be­tween 2013 and 2017 and that Mahila desks have been es­tab­lished in most po­lice sta­tions.

The min­is­ter also said that Mahila po­lice sta­tions had been set up in 40 po­lice dis­tricts of Ra­jasthan. He said that apart from five dis­tricts, crime against women has come down in other dis­tricts. “In five dis­tricts —Bharat­pur, Sawai Mad­hopur, Jodh­pur, Barmer and Baran — crime against women have gone up be­tween 2013 and 2017,” he said.

Kataria was re­ply­ing to a ques­tion raised by Pilibanga MLA Dropati Megh­wal. He said there are 40 po­lice dis­tricts in Ra­jasthan and each dis­trict has a women po­lice sta­tion. At present, there was no pro­posal to open a women po­lice sta­tion in each sub di­vi­sional head­quar­ters. “There is one mahila thana in Kota where 330 cases have been reg­is­tered, six dis­tricts where 200 to 300 cases, and 17 dis­tricts where 100 to 200 cases have been reg­is­tered and 16 dis­tricts where 0 to 100 cases have been reg­is­tered,” he in­formed the house.

Re­act­ing to a sug­ges­tion by the MLA, Kataria said that the govern­ment will in­crease rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women in com­mu­nity lia­son­ing groups (CLGs).

MLA Tarun Rai Kaga raised the is­sue of of­fi­cials is­su­ing evic­tion no­tices to 37 Pak­istani Hindu mi­grant fam­i­lies set­tled in Barmer as the land be­longs to the for­est de­part­ment. The fam­i­lies had mi­grated in 1971 in the af­ter­math of 1971 Indo-Pak war. Kaga also raised the plight of 52 Hindu fam­i­lies from Pak­istan. State rev­enue min­is­ter Amra Ram as­sured the house that all cases will be con­sid­ered and land al­lo­cated at a suit­able lo­ca­tion.

The as­sem­bly also had a dis­cus­sion on bud­get pro­pos­als for 2018-19. The state bud­get will be passed on March 6. State in­dus­try min­is­ter Ra­j­pal Singh Shekhawat tabled out­put bud­get for 2016-17 and out­come bud­get for 2017-18 in the as­sem­bly.

Lax­man­garh MLA Govind Do­tasara raised the is­sue of lack of doc­tors in trauma cen­tres in Sikar. In his re­ply, state health min­is­ter Kalicha­ran Saraf said that out of six sanc­tioned posts in the trauma cen­tre, only one is va­cant. Do­tasara, how­ever, was not sat­is­fied with the re­ply and said that two doc­tors named by the min­is­ter were work­ing in CHC and not in the trauma cen­tre.

Dur­ing zero hour, MLA Navneet Lal raised the is­sue of crops dry­ing up in Ban­swara due to the poor con­di­tion of the canals. The state PHE min­is­ter Ram­pratap Goyal ad­mit­ted that the canals need up­keep and ten­ders for works worth Rs 159 crore has been sanc­tioned in this re­gard. There was some sharp ex­change be­tween MLA Shubkaran Chaud­hary and home min­is­ter Kataria over the func­tion­ing of CID-CB (crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­part­ment, crime branch).

When newly elected MP from Ajmer Raghu Sharma en­tered the VIP gallery of the As­sem­bly, MLA Do­tasara de­manded that the whole house should greet the min­is­ter. The speaker and the MLAs from all the par­ties greeted Sharma amid the ex­change of barbs be­tween Do­tasara and state pan­chay­ati raj min­is­ter Ra­jen­dra Rathore.



Home min­is­ter Gu­lab Chand Kataria.

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