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Karnataka government ignoring women safety: Maneka


New Delhi, Jul 12 (IANS): Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the Karnataka government was "totally ignoring women safety" which was evident from the rising instances of harassment.

"I am worried about how the Karnataka government is totally ignoring women safety in the city. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy should pay attention to this critical issue," Gandhi tweeted.

On Tuesday, a woman who was travelling via Uber was threatened by the driver for not heeding his plea to cancel the trip.

In the last one month, there have been two more cases where women passengers had faced harassment while travelling with taxi aggregators in Bengaluru.

"This is the third case of harassment of a woman passenger by a cab driver in Bengaluru, in less than a month. My directions to the Bengaluru Police Commissioner to invoke criminal liability of cab aggregators like Olacabs and Uber has had no effect," she wrote.

Expressing her concerns over women safety, Maneka Gandhi had earlier written to Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and urged him to ensure that cab companies adhere to all safety guidelines.


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  • Robotkem, Kemmannu

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    Madam Menaka Gandhi, YOUR CREDIBILITY , KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM ARE VERY MUCH QUESTIONABLE.????
    ONLY GOD SHOULD ENLIGHTEN THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE.

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  • Amith, USA

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    WOW, Fake Gandhi!!!!!! I think your UP, BIHAR, MP, DELHI, HARYANA, GUJ-RAT women are safe but not female child!!!!! You are worried about harassment but not worried about KIDNAP, RAPE and MURDER????? AMAZING!!!!! IN FEKU CABINET 100 % FAKES!!!

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    This mendak doesn't know what is going in her home state....women and girls cannot move outside after 6 pm...up .. Bihar are horible place for women.and girls....
    Karnataka .. maharastra are safest states for women and girls comparing all Indian states..

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  • janush, MANGALORE

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    Im proud to be born and brought up in Karnataka where people are literate and broad minded than those of North Indian or other states. When disaster strikes all people come running to help each other here. Less pollution, lesser crime rates in our state than UP Bihar etc . Its not because of any political reason but we kannadigas are literate and well mannered.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    No Unnao, Mandsaur or Kathua type rapes in Karnataka ,that is why Maneka GANDHI is concerned about Karnataka women's safety ? So why not blame Pandit Nehru your Grandpa-in-law for this too just like your boss does regularly to cover his repeated failures ?

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    Maneka has got selective blindness!. This selective blindness is the real cause of women's safety problems!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    Take care of your Women in Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh ...

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    This same woman Maneka did not like the idea of fixing CCTV inside public transport bus in Delhi for women's safety and now she is behaving as if she is very much concerned about women safety....

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  • Nasir, Bajpe

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    What about Kathua where BJP backed Government was ruling.

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  • Ummar, Santhekatte

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    And same time you can loud Rogi Adityanath govt. He is doing very good effort to protect the womens in UP. Karnataka govts past and present is better than your BJP ruled states. Have some shame and sense.

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Hum karetho chamathkar aur thum karetho balathkar. That is always dialog by BJP team.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    When rapes, murders, lynchings, loots and others most heinous crimes are done by her own party and affiliates, Maneka closes her EYES, EARS & MOUTH. Not a single time she raised her voice.
    Such is her concern for women!

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Only Bhartiya Jumla Party has the right of comment on women issue.
    What about criminal, harassment cases against BJP MLAs and MPs? First remove such people from your Party, then go on and point out at others. :)

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