Rising Concerns Regarding Law and Order Situation in Rajasthan, Remarks MP Diya Kumari
MP Diya Kumari further highlighted that the situation within the state has become deeply unsettling. The murder of religious leaders in such brutal manners is not isolated, as evidenced by the previous case of the murder of priest Mohandas from a Rasal village ashram.
Jaipur, August 31. Diya Kumari, the Member of Parliament from Rajsamand, has voiced serious apprehensions about the escalating crime rates in Rajasthan. Addressing the alarming state of law and order in the region, Kumari emphasized that currently, both Dalits and religious figures are falling victim to criminal activities. The recent tragic incidents involving the brutal deaths of two Dalit individuals in Kuchaman City and the heinous murder of Mahant Sant Siyaram Das Maharaj in Diggi have laid bare the deteriorating law enforcement and governance in the state. The frequency of these distressing criminal occurrences is casting a spotlight on the efficacy of the State Government and its ability to maintain public safety.
MP Diya Kumari further highlighted that the situation within the state has become deeply unsettling. The murder of religious leaders in such brutal manners is not isolated, as evidenced by the previous case of the murder of priest Mohandas from a Rasal village ashram. His body was found bound and blindfolded. The MP posed pertinent questions: "Why is there an apparent disregard for the Sant Samaj community under the leadership of the Gehlot government? Why have religious figures become targets for criminals in Rajasthan?"
Grave incidents of murder, kidnapping, rape, and gang rape have sadly become commonplace occurrences in Rajasthan. As of July this year, a staggering 149,116 criminal cases have been reported. Shockingly, the month of August alone witnessed over 64 murder cases and 118 reported rape incidents. According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Rajasthan has regrettably gained notoriety as having the highest incidence of rape cases in the country. Recent incidents, like the gang rape of a girl in Nathdwara, Rajsamand, by four men who lured her under the pretext of a birthday celebration, have shocked the nation. Similarly, an earlier incident in Hindaun, Karauli, saw a girl abducted, gang-raped, shot dead, and her body discarded in a well after being subjected to acid. Sadly, the family was met with hostility when attempting to report the crime to the police.
Diya Kumari, the MP of Rajsamand, expressed her deep frustration and sorrow, highlighting numerous instances of harassment and rape cases where justice remains elusive for the victims' families, while the perpetrators roam freely. Many families still await justice from the administration. The Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the position of Home Minister of Rajasthan, bears responsibility for these matters. During Gehlot's tenure, the governance and administration have regrettably deteriorated to an extent where the dignity and safety of Rajasthan's daughters are gravely compromised.