Shiv Sena’s Saamana seeks harshest penalty for infant’s killers, takes potshot at ‘Beti Bachao’

Shiv Sena sought harshest penalty for the brutal killing of a two-and-half-year-old girl in Aligarh which has left the entire country stunned and outraged.

Sena’s in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana said: “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh should stay true to its ‘Beti Bachao’ slogan.

The Saamana editorial drew a comparison between this case and the Nirbhaya gangrape case in Delhi in 2012 while asking the BJP to come down hard on the accused. “When the Nirbhaya gangrape incident happened, there were people 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, ” the editorial says.

The edit further says that it is only because of public outrage and family members of the minor threatening to commit suicide that resulted in pressure on UP government and the cops.

“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.”