Andhra To Provide Jobs To Families Of SC/ST Rape, Murder Victims
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday directed officials to provide jobs to the family members of rape and murder victims from the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (SC & ST) communities.
Reddy said the state government will continue to provide financial assistance to victims of harassment, and suggested that land should be allotted to victims.
In the event of land being unavailable, he directed officials to acquire land and distribute it to the victims.
The Chief Minister presided over a high level SC and ST vigilance and monitoring committee and instructed officials to conduct a speedy inquiry into the pending cases of atrocities against SC and ST communities.
“High power vigilance and monitoring committee meetings were not held since 2013, as the previous government laid no focus on law enforcement, especially in the cases of SCs and STs,” alleged Reddy.
He said that a regular review of SC and ST law enforcement, both at the state and district level should be held.
According to the Chief Minister, for the first time in the history of the state, the police department took stringent action against police officers who were found guilty in SC and ST cases and proved that no one is above the law.