Anti Romeo squad : An essential evil.

Posted by amit pandey
April 1, 2017

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“There has been a visible impact among people . Eve -teaser and molesters avoid loitering around and bothering girls”, this is the opinion of Meerut SP Alok Priyadarshini on anti-Romeo squad. This populist step of newly CM  of state Yogi Adityanath again drags him to new controversy. But, Apart from criticism this step is praising by majority of state citizens. Anti – Romeo squad was the cornerstone of BJP campaign in UP and unprecedented victory of BJP in UP signified that affirmation of UP voters to this step. In UP , where rape case was 30 per million (CMIE,2015) that rose from 7 per million in 2005, this  audacious action is a “must”. The decimated law and order situation in UP is also a matter of grave concern. Recently,happened tragedy ,when a dalit girl was forced to drink acid while she was traveling from train manifest the situation of law and order. Subsequent to this , Home minister Rajnath singh said , “There is no need to fear psychosis. It’s BJP goverment in UP and it’s just 2 days.” The modus- operandi of anti – romeo squad was a point of criticism , specially moral policing. Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan said , “It is ridicule democracy and freedom of the young.”On this concern , Adityanath directs principle secretary to prepare and issue a guide regarding the formation and functioning of such squads. To improve this collapsed law and order and to curb goondism and eve- teasing , these types of action are quintessential.

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