Uttar Pradesh is going to reveal the identities of people who are habitual of being crimes against women such as eve-teasing and harassment by putting up posters with their names and photos at public places.
Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath on Thursday (24 September) directed officials to display such posters at road intersections and public places, The Indian Express reported.
"The Chief Minister has directed that posters of criminals involved in molesting women, girls and children, misbehaviour and sexual harassment cases be displayed on road intersections and public places, along with the names of those aiding such criminals, so that people come to know about them," a statement issued by the government said.
The decision has come in the wake of the emergence of a case from Kanpur when a young Dalit woman was allegedly assaulted by two men who were stalking her. The two youths, however, were later arrested and were charged with attempt to murder, molestation and criminal intimidation, and also under some sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The Chief Minister said that people should know who are the persons who are vitiating the atmosphere in society and indulging in crime against women.
He further said that in case any incident related to crime against women takes place, the beat in-charge, chowki in-charge, station officer and the circle officer would be held responsible.
The Chief Minister also ordered that anti-Romeo squads should be further activated and strengthened so that the strategy to check crime against women becomes increasingly effective.
It may be recalled that the Yogi Adityanath government had pasted photographs of anti-CAA protesters on crossings in Lucknow in an attempt to name and shame them just before the national lockdown was announced.
(With inputs from IANS)
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