Demanding stern action against the culprits in the Deoria and Muzaffarpur shelter homes cases, the CPI(M) staged a protest in front of Parliament.
The party claimed that these were not isolated cases and said women and girls all over the country are unsafe.
“It happened in Kathua, it happened in Unnao, now it is happening in Deoria and Muzaffarpur shelter homes. It is happening because the governments of the BJP and its allies are not taking any step to stop the crime or taking effective steps against those who are responsible for such crimes,” CPI(M) leader Mohammad Salim said.
“The BJP government at the Centre says ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, but we think ‘BJP Hatao, Beti Bachao’,” he added.
Salim alleged ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ has only been a propaganda slogan for the BJP, while the ground reality is “completely different”.
The Left party was also joined by RJD MPs in their protest.