The brutal murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old child in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh has sparked outrage across the country. And BJP-ally Shiv Sena wasn’t left behind. In its mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena reminded the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh to stay true to its 'Beti Bachao' slogan.
Drawing similarities between this case and the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case in Delhi, the Shiv Sena asked the ruling party to not spare the accused. "When the Nirbhaya gang-rape incident happened, there were people who did not let Parliament function and made the government at the time come out with strict laws to protect women. These people are now in power in Parliament and therefore, their responsibilities have increased. This (Aligarh murder case) is heinous and has numbed society. There is widespread anger. The pain that the child suffered is extremely unfortunate."
Saamana did not stop short of mentioning that it was only because of the pressure from the family of the child and public outrage that the Uttar Pradesh government and the police sprung into action. "When the child went missing, the cops were slacking and even the investigation began after a delay. When the parents threatened suicide, the cops began rushing and arrested two people. Slogans of 'Beti Bachao' are rendered useless at times like these."
The Shiv Sena mouthpiece also said that incidents such as these are a blot on humanity and force the society to hang its head in shame.