NEW DELHI, July 13 � Shocked over the incident of molestation of a girl in Guwahati city, agitated people staged demonstration in front of Assam Bhavan on Friday, even as National Commission for Women (NCW) is rushing a four-member fact-finding team to Assam.
The Monday night incident has come as a shocker, as an embarrassed Congress Party too joined the chorus in condemning the incident. All India Mahila Congress is also sending delegation to Assam. A delegation of Mahila Congress early in the day met AICC general secretary, Digvijay Singh in this connection.
When asked why women are increasingly coming under attack in Congress-ruled States, AICC spokesman Rashid Alvi describing the incident as most unfortunate said that such incidents are against the tradition and culture of the nation. �It is also unfortunate that such untoward incidents are being politicised,� he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday condemned the Guwahati molestation incident, and expressed hope that the State Government will get the case fully investigated by the police and bring the perpetrators to book.
�It is very sad that a small girl has been molested after her birthday party. It�s really sad to hear such a story or a case. I am sure the State Government is going to get it fully investigated, there is a duty of the State to protect the right of every citizen,� said BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
Meanwhile, a four-member delegation of NCW is leaving for Assam on Saturday by train. The delegation is expected meet the State Police Chief, officials and the victim of the incident, said sources.
Meanwhile, a demonstration was held in front of the Assam Bhavan to protest against the incident. Demonstrators comprising students of JNU, Delhi University and other institutions, teachers and NGO activists raised slogans demanding punishment of the guilty.