In the wake of four incidents of rape in the past three days in Haryana, a number of women’s organiSations including AIDWA burnt the effigy of Haryana chief minister ML Khattar outside the gate of Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi on January 17, in protest against the recent spate of rape and murder cases in the state. These cases were reported from Kurukshetra/Jind, Panipat, Pinjore and Faridabad. In three of these, the victims were brutally murdered.
The protestors raised slogans against Khattar and demanded his resignation.
They alleged that the government had failed to protect women in the state. They said that the BJP government was not committed to its ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ slogan.
They held protest amidst tight security around Haryana Bhawan.
While the protest was taking place, Khattar was present in the Bhawan.