GUWAHATI, July 16 � The All India Mahila Congress has demanded of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to take stern action against an editor-in-chief of a private channel here for tweeting against women and to arrest the reporter of the same channel for his alleged involvement in the July 9 molestation incident of a girl in the heart of the city.
Addressing media persons here, secretary of All India Mahila Congress Punam Rani Wangkhem said that this incident has become an international issue and has reflected the degradation in the society.
�We strongly condemn the incident and insist on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to do the needful in this regard and ensure that Guwahati is a safe city for the women,� said Punam. She further slammed the police for the lapse on its part and said that the Mahila Congress has requested Tarun Gogoi to take necessary action against the police for its failure.
It needs to be mentioned here that the Mahila Congress has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister in connection to this incident appealing for justice for the victim.
�I have also met the victim and she is absolutely normal now carrying no scar of the incident. This has been possible because of the counselling that was given to her,� said Punam adding that the Mahila Congress will extend help to the victim and will always stand up for the cause of women.
On the other hand, Punam said that the punishment for the prime accused in the incident Amarjyoti Kalita should be an eye for all. Expressing her disgust, Punam said that Kalita should be stripped in public and shamed for his dastardly act. �Punishment meted out to the guilty in this incident should act as a deterrent,� said Punam.
Meanwhile Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora has announced Rs 50,000 as aid to the victim.