She described the brutal gang-rape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district as ‘terrible’.

"Insensitive, they are. I say this government should go. But even if a new government comes, till the time we don't provide ample protection to women, what will it do?” Maneka said.

Maneka said that such incidents occurred because of poor services available to women victims.

"Even if there had been no Badaun, this was on my priority to establish functioning Rape Crisis Centres. These Centres would be serviced by policemen, lawyers, doctors.... There would be ambulance and they will go hand in hand with a national helpline," Maneka said.

The Women and Child Development Minister said that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre would start work on these Rape Crisis Centres very soon and nearly Rs 500 crore would be needed for this.

She also said that the Women and Child Development Ministry had the funds to run such centres and more money from the 'Nirbhaya' fund could be considered. She said these Centres would start functioning by December.


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