SHILLONG: Meghalaya’s opposition leader Donkupar Roy lambasted the ruling Congress-led government over the spurt in crime against women and children in the state.
“We have not promised the citizens of the state that cases of rape will rise,” he told the assembly while speaking on the amendment to the motion of thanks the governor’s address during the Budget Session in the Assembly.
Blaming the government for its failure to give safety and security to women and children, Dr Roy said the rate of crime in Meghalaya per capita is more than U.P. (Uttar Pradesh).
Highlighting the Police department data in 2001 there were 26 cases of rape in 2001 while in 2013 the number rose to 183 and in 2016 there was 91 reported cases of rape, the United Democratic Party legislator, said that there are many the reasons for spurt of crime against women and children in the state.
Lashing out at the government on its failure to provide employment to the youth, Dr Roy informed the House that the rate of unemployment is growing even in the rural areas. “It is more than ten years. We yet can’t come up with a state youth policy what is required is determination and sincerity to do so. The government must formulate the state youth policy before the government goes to the elections in 2018 at the earliest,” he said , adding that the youths are being used only while campaigning during the elections.
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