Amaravati, July 2:
Telugu Mahila AP President Vangalapudi Anita on Friday demanded the Jaganmohan Reddy Government to explain to the women in Andhra Pradesh why it failed to get approval of the Parliament and the Central Government for the much-trumpeted Disha Act.
Ms. Anita said that while the Jagan Reddy regime was boasting of a decline in atrocities on women, the murderous attacks on girls were continuing unabated all over the State. In a latest incident, a maniacal person entered the house and knifed a girl to death in the Nellore district.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader asked why the Chief Minister was keeping silent and not opening his mouth when women were becoming victims of inhuman attacks everyday. Frequent visits were being made to Delhi but no worthwhile efforts were being made to get approval for the so-called Disha law. Did the AP CM ever plead with the Central leaders for giving approval for the law that was intended for ensuring security of women?
Ms. Anita asserted that the Chief Minister had no moral right to govern the State considering his utter failure to get Central approval for the law his Government has passed at the State level. What answers would Mr. Jagan Reddy and his Advisors give to the families of the hapless girls who fell victims to brutal attacks? The YCP Ministers were just indulging in publicity stunts in the name of the Disha App.
The TDP leader asked whether Mr. Jagan Reddy could provide security to any woman or girl in Andhra Pradesh when he could not give confidence to his own sisters. One sister had left AP and was camping in the neighbouring State. Another sister was knocking on the doors of the police stations and saying there was a dangerous threat to her own life. Would the Chief Minister be able to provide answers on this?
Ms. Anita deplored that even the police machinery became oblivious of their duties to rescue women under this ineffective and incapable regime. The Disha Police Stations were started and the Disha mobile vehicles were introduced but there was no proof of preventing atrocities against women till now.