Thiruvananthapuram: BJP Chief in Kerala K Surendran on Monday alleged that the state government is failing to take any action to control crime against women in the state and said that his party would intensify protests in the coming days over the crime against women and children.
This comes subsequent on a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in the Idukki district. Surendran has also demanded that a case should be registered against the Left MLA who allegedly said that the post-mortem of the victim is not required. He alleged that the CPM MLA had tried to sabotage the case. "BJP will intensify protests in coming days against the crime against women and children in Kerala," he said. "If the perpetrators are to be punished, they must be prosecuted by those in the administration but instead they are protecting them. Kerala is one of the leading states in the country where the accused in cases of sexual harassment go unpunished. Defendants escape because they are the ruling party," Surendran added.
In addition, V Muraleedharan, senior BJP leader and Minister of State for External Affairs said that the rise in the number of crimes against women and Children in Kerala speaks volumes of the misgovernance of the Pinarayi Vijayan regime.