Woman lawmaker alleges police harassment in MP

Hours after India was named as the world’s most unsafe country for women by the survey report released by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a woman lawmaker of the MP’s ruling party (BJP), Neelam Abhay Mishra, has alleged during the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly session that the police officials have been harassing her and her family members with the help of the support of her party’s senior leaders for last few months.

The woman member of the state legislative assembly has alleged that the police officials have purposefully framed several false cases against her and her family members at the behest of her party’s senior leaders.

The speaker has asked the Home Minister to address the concerns raised by the member of the house. In response to the speaker’s advice, the State HM has assured that the government would offer police protection to the lawmaker.

When the issue of false cases has been reminded by the speaker, the HM has pledged that no false cases would be registered against the leader.

Anyway, the assurances have not helped the woman member to cool down. She has walked into the well of the house to express her protest. The opposition lawmakers, mostly Congress leaders, have supported the woman lawmaker and questions that how can the ruling government promise protection to the women of the state when it has miserably failed to address the concern of the ruling party’s women member.


Vignesh. S. G

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