Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 22:00 IST

Police under political pressure: NCW's BIG allegation against Mamata govt over crimes against women

NCW chief Rekha Sharma made this statement in response to an allegation by TMC that she has remained silent on crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh.

Reported by: Digital Desk
TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. | Image:PTI
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NEW DELHI: According to a report by PTI, the National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma, on Wednesday, claimed that the West Bengal police does not easily register cases due to pressure from the ruling Trinamool Congress, saying that women suffer more due to this. The comment was made in response to a tweet on X by TMC which asked why the NCW chief was silent about crimes against women in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

Responding to the post, the NCW chief defended the state of Uttar Pradesh by saying that "The data shows that in UP police do work and register the cases without any political pressure and it also shows how women in UP are aware of their rights but in W. Bengal police under pressure from ruling party does not register cases easily and women suffer more because of this. It also show women are kept under dark as In rural regions because of poverty women are unable to get proper education and are not aware of their rights."

The NCW registered a total of 28,811 cases against women last year, with around 55 per cent coming from the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 21:41 IST