Oppn parties demand SC monitored probe into shelter home incidents
They also took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his slogan of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', alleging girls are not safe in the country.
Opposition parties SP, RJD and the CPI today staged a protest outside Parliament demanding a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the alleged atrocities against young girls in shelter homes at Bihar's Muzaffarpur district and Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district.
"We demand a Supreme Court-monitored probe into what has happened in the shelter homes in the two states and want the report to be presented in three months," RJD Lok Sabha MP Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav told reporters outside Parliament.
Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav came down heavily on the BJP-ruled government in Uttar Pradesh over the prevailing law and order and claimed the present dispensation had withdrawn the response systems -- 1090 and 100 -- initiated by the earlier SP government to check crime.
The issue came close on the heels of the alleged sexual exploitation of young girls at the Muzaffarpur shelter home. An FIR was lodged on May 31 against 11 persons, including Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the NGO 'Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti' which ran the home for destitute girls funded by the government.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the incident in Deoria as "shameful" today in Parliament and said no accused would be spared.
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