The most populous state and politically significant Uttar Pradesh is becoming a hub of all crimes and is becoming the harbinger of total suppression of human rights.
The Yogi Government has been vocal and violent since the beginning. Anything that stands against the agenda of the government is dealt with fiercely. The state machinery has completely failed in maintaining law and order and protecting innocent lives. Law enforcement agencies, primarily the state police, and moral policing in the name of voluntary force, are given a free hand in UP.
As per the latest data, loot cases stood at 1,352 till August this year as compared to 992 in 2015 and 1,186 in 2016. Murder cases stood at 1,364 till August as compared to 1,395 in 2015 and 1,513 in 2016. Rape incidents also rose from 849 in 2015 to 1,030 in 2016 and 1,266 till July this year. Instances of riots have gone up from 1,608 in 2015 to 2,539 till August this year. Data from last few years substantiate that crime rate has gone up in Uttar Pradesh after Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister. In the first two months of his government, 803 incidents of rape and 729 of murder were reported. Between March 15 and May 9, 729 murders, 803 rapes, 799 loots, 2,682 kidnappings and 60 dacoities took place.
Data illustrates the BJP government’s apathy and failure to check crime rates in the state ever since coming to power.
Adding to all the agony, is the death of more than 1500 children in the state in the last six months due to lack of oxygen in various hospitals.
In the midst of alarming crime rates, farm distress and poorly performing social development indicators, it is unfortunate to see Yogi Adityanath busy preparing for seasonal festivals and blowing bugles for Mr. Modi.