Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday declared that strict action would be taken against “even Hindu men who, while married, take another wife and harass the first wife”.
The CM met victims of triple talaq from all over the state in a major outreach programme and promised all that his government will be taking stringent action against police personnel who have not handled cases of triple talaq as per law. Each woman who attended the event was asked to submit details of her case and additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi has been asked to personally monitor each case. Besides, wherever there is lapse in investigation by the police, action has been ordered against those guilty.
CM Adityanath received more than 127 applications from the victims. The CM also presided over the meeting in the evening with senior officers to review the cases. Awasthi said that each case would have been looked at individually by an official by Thursday evening.
Yogi has announced a rehabilitation package for the affected women and their children which include an annual payment of Rs 6,000 to each victim. Yogi Adityanath also asked the home, social welfare and minority affairs department to provide special provisions to the victims and their children such as an insurance scheme under Ayushman Bharat in which the woman and her children could get a cover of Rs 5 lakh, free legal aid and disbursal of Rs 6,000 to the victims annually until they become self reliant.