"I want to assure that as far as security of the entire country is concerned then whatever the government is required to do, we will do that. All efforts will be made to rid the problems through which the country is passing," said Rajnath, who is on his first visit to his parliamentary constituency Lucknow after being sworn-in as the country’s Home Minister.
    
"But it is also true that we cannot do this work in one, one and a half or two years. The system has become so paralysed in the previous regime that it will take time to set it right. Give us time. You have seen that comparably BJP ruled states are doing better than others," he added while addressing the party workers.

The Union Home Minister’s remarks have come after a surge has been witnessed in the number of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh.

In yet another shameful incident of gang-rape in Uttar Pradesh, two minor sisters were raped by three men in Etah district late on Thursday.

According to a leading daily, the rapists first dragged the younger sister when the girls were on their way to the village market at around 4 pm. The elder sister got dragged along as she tried to protect the younger one.

On reaching home, the girls told their parents about the incident, following which the parents lodged a complaint at the Baghwala police station.

All the three accused have been arrested and a case has been registered under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provision of POCSO (Prevention Of Child from Sexual Offences) Act.

After the Badaun gang-rape and murder incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been facing a lot of criticism from all quarters for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

The two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gang-raped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a mango tree in a village in Ushait area in Badaun on May 28.
    
The girls went missing on May 27 and their bodies were found the next day.

(JPN)

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