Rapists should be punished through “Police Encounter”. Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Legislative Assembly Suvendu Adhikari said on Thursday that the model adopted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath should be implemented in the state.
Suvendu Adhikari made this statement after BJP MLAs walked out of the House during the monsoon session.
Referring to the series of rape cases in the state, he spoke to reporters, “Three women were raped in just two days. Recently, a school girl was brutally murdered in Mattigara. Earlier such incidents took place in Kaliaganj and Hamsakhali. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who holds the Law and Order portfolio, has completely failed to prevent violence against women,” he lamented.
A class 11 student was raped and murdered in Siliguri district on Monday. Two days after the incident, the house of suspect Mohammad Abbas was vandalized by a mob and he was arrested,” reported Hindustan Times.
In the wake of the incident, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had called for a 12-hour bandh on Thursday. “A case has not been registered against the perpetrators yet. “Instead, the lathi-charge and arrest of members of the Hindutva organization has created a shock,” said the official.
”This state needs a strict ruler like Yogi Adityanath. Those who commit such crimes have no right to live. If necessary, they should be killed in an encounter,” said Suvendu.
After Yogi Adityanath came to power in Uttar Pradesh, there have been allegations of lawlessness and extrajudicial killings by the police. Houses mostly belonging to the Muslim community were bulldozed in the name of illegal construction. Adityanath’s move has been praised by BJP leaders and Hindutva.
The ruling Trinamool Congress said that an FIR should be registered against Suvendu Adhikari for advocating encounter action.
“Since Suvendu Adhikari is a representative of the people and has taken oath under the constitution, he cannot go beyond the law of the land,” TMC spokesperson Joy Prakash Majumdar said.
“He is a proponent of encounters and bulldozer politics, which creates fear and anarchy in society against democratic traditions,” he said.
“Marked by encounters and bulldozer politics, Adityanath’s administration violates human rights and goes against the principles of democracy,” Majumdar said.