No compromise on safety of women, says Maharashtra CM

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asserted there will be no compromise on measures to ensure the safety of women and said there should be a record of people coming from other states, comments made in the backdrop of the brutal rape and murder of a woman in suburban Sakinaka.

Thackeray said when a crime takes place, there is debate on spreading public awareness and focusing on education, but sought to know if such programmes should be only for the people of Maharashtra or also for those coming to the state from outside. The CM stressed the need for joint efforts among state governments and the Centre to formulate a policy for providing facilities for destitute women.

Speaking at a meeting of top police brass and bureaucracy against the backdrop of the Sakinaka rape-murder incident and such cases reported from different parts of the state, Thackeray said his government will completely back the police machinery to ensure women in the state are safe. “There will be no compromise in steps to be taken to safeguard women. A stern message should be sent out to perpetrators of crime against women, ” he said.