In a shocker Uttar Pradesh cops came with bizarre explanation for the increase in rapes in the country’s largest state which is ruled by Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party.
Answering to a question put on Right to Information act, police said increase in rapes are due to mobile phones, western culture and more importantly ‘lack of entertainment’! Lokesh Khurana, Right to Information activist asked the question in July and also sought details of number of rapes and reason behind its rise.
The response he got from police from 62 districts of the state shocked everyone. Firozabad cops say men gets tempted by women’s dressing sense while Moradabad blamed advertisements and television. Cops from various places came with their own reasons. While Allahabad listed out clothes, DD telecast, appearance, vulgar songs and mobile phones are reasons.
Meerut blamed electonic gadgets. Etawah blamed mingling of men and women. Hapur cited illegal relationships. UP Government for long has been drawing severe criticism for its insensitivity towards atrocities against women and Akhilesh Government’s attitude and Mulayam Singh’s comments only worsened the situation.