Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar must quit, says Congress

Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 11:08 IST | Agencies

The Congress on Thursday described Haryana as a "crime hub" and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Manohar Lal Khattar
Manohar Lal Khattar

The Congress on Thursday described Haryana as a "crime hub" and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He said the truth was that organised and unorganised crime ruled the state as the "Khattar government is sleeping". "We reiterate that if Khattar has failed to stop sexual predators as also crime against the daughters of Haryana, then he has no right to continue even for a day."

The Congress leader's remarks come in the wake of six rapes, including gangrapes of two minor Dalit girls, that have put the Haryana government in the dock. "In 2016, Haryana reported 1,090 murders, 1,189 rapes, 191 gang rapes and 4,019 kidnapping and abduction incidents. This is three murders, three rapes and 11 kidnappings and abductions on an average every day. In fact Haryana has got the highest average of gang-rape cases in the country now," he said.

Another rape in Haryana
A 20-year-old married woman was allegedly raped by two men at a village in Fatehabad district of Haryana. The woman alleged in her police complaint that she was raped by her neighbour and another person on Wednesday.

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