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RJD protest against ``deteriorating’’ law and order

Tuesday 29 August 2006

Organises sit-in across the State

PATNA: Stepping up its offensive against the nine-month-old Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar over alleged dip in law and order situation, the major opposition RJD on Monday held sit-in across the State.

In the State Capital, hundreds of RJD activists led by General Secretary of the party and former Minister Shyam Rajak, sat at the `Kargil Chowk’.

``The State’s NDA Government has been insensitive to the plight of the poor and this has been reflected in the recent gang rape of dalit women in Lakhisarai and lynching of four youths in police presence on the trivial charge of theft of buffalos at Ara in Bhojpur’’, Mr. Rajak said, adding similar sit-ins were organised at all district headquarters to mobilise public opinion against the Government.

The RJD had even taken up the issue of gang rape of six women at Ramnagar-Suryagarha in Lakhisarai on August 6 with the National Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice (retd) A S Anand and National Commission for Woman Chairperson Girija Vyas separately on August 24 following which these human rights bodies issued notices to the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Lakhisarai asking them to submit replies within a month.

The Lok Sabha had witnessed chaotic scenes the same day when RJD MPs virtually came to blows with their JD(U) counterparts on the Lakhisarai and Ara incidents.

Mr. Rajak said a meeting of the senior leaders of the party had been convened here on September 15 where they would discuss the ``bad law and order situation’’ and chalk out an agitational programme against the State Government.- PTI

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