Recently, a shocking incident of woman abuse came to light. As per media reports, many girls from a hostel in Jalgaon complained that people from outside and policemen were allowed to enter the facility on the pretext of a probe. They further alleged that some girls were even forced to strip and dance by the cops.
Based on media reports, the video clip of the same incident surfaced recently.
As per sources, BJP MLA raised the incident in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday. BJP MLA Shweta Mahale, from the Chikhali constituency, said that the women were allegedly made to strip and dance while being filmed. She said that a few police officials were also involved in this act which took place on March 1.
Now a probe has been ordered into an incident where girls were allegedly stripped and forced to dance by policemen at a hostel in Jalgaon, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Wednesday.
While sharing the details, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said:
“It is a very unfortunate incident. A four-member high-level committee of officials has been formed to conduct a probe into it..they have been asked to submit a report in two days. Action will be taken as per rules after the report is submitted,”
The home minister made the announcement in the state Assembly after the issue was raised by opposition members. Blaming the government for not taking action, Mungantiwar suggested that the Maharashtra government was not serious about the issue.
Replying to him, Deshmukh said,
“All information about the incident is being taken. The entire video recording and other documents are sought and statements are being recorded. Strict action will be taken as per rules after gathering all the information.
Raising his objections, Mungantiwar said the police already have all the information about the incident.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur said that anybody found guilty will not be spared.
“I have not seen the video. But I assure you that nobody will be spared, strict action will be taken. The Home Minister has ordered a probe and I am personally looking into it too,” she said.
At IFORHER, we feel heartbroken and defeated. When the ones who were supposed to protect us will become our abusers, how could we even hope for a better future?
We hope authorities will take strict action so it sends across a strong and powerful message to society that ‘Women Safety’ is non-negotiable!