30/06/2019 11:16 AM IST

BJP's Manoj Tiwari Wants 'Anti-Romeo' Squads In Delhi

The party's Delhi chief thinks adopting UP's idea will help curb the harassment and assault of women in the capital.

The Indian Express

New Delhi—Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari Saturday suggested taking a leaf out of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh government’s ‘anti-Romeo’ squads to check eve-teasing in the national capital. 

“Eve-teasing incidents in buses, Metro and other places in Delhi is a matter of great concern. I demand the Delhi Police to form special squads as has been done in Uttar Pradesh so that no one troubles and teases our sisters and daughters,” he said. 

Tiwari urged the Delhi Police to deploy plain-clothes officers in such special squads to check eve-teasing incidents.

The ruling AAP, however, said the BJP was suggesting such an idea to hide the “failure” of the city police force. 

“We saw what anti-Romeo squads did in Uttar Pradesh where they caught brothers and sisters going together. We will not let it happen in Delhi,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh said. 

The ‘anti-Romeo squads’ were formed soon after Yogi Adityanath assumed office of chief minister in Uttar Pradesh in 2017.