Just days after becoming the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday formed anti-romeo squads in the state to ‘protect the honour of women’ as promised in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) manifesto.
The UP police have ordered to form ‘anti-romeo dals’ near colleges, malls and parks in a bid to curb eve-teasing and ensure safety of college girls.
"In a bid to check incidents of eve-teasing and passing of comments on women and girls, anti-Romeo dals will be constituted at the police station levels and action under the Goonda Act will be taken against wrongdoers," A Satish Ganesh, Inspector General (IG) of Lucknow Zone said.
While campaigning in Uttar Pradesh for the state assembly elections, BJP president Amit Shah said the party would help in the crackdown of eve-teasing by forming anti-romeo squads if the party is voted to power.
"In Uttar Pradesh, every college would be provided with anti-Romeo squad. Our girls would be safeguarded. These anti-Romeo squads would allow girls to study without fear in college campuses," Amit Shah said in Meerut.