Lucknow, Oct 7 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officials to conduct a special campaign on the safety of women and girls during Navratri festival, beginning October 17.
According to a press statement, the chief minister also directed the police to take prompt action in cases involving women and girls and deal with such matters sensitively.
He said anti-Romeo squads, formed to check harassment of women and girls, should remain active in crowded and sensitive areas, according to the statement.
Adityanath said the presence of police helps in controlling crime and that there has been a noteworthy decrease in crime against girls and women due to efforts of the state government. PTI SAB SMN