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Rape accused will not get government jobs

Sathia Kumar

India’s Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced to close the doors of government jobs to those accused of various crimes including rape against children and women. He made this announcement at the country’s 77th Independence Day ceremony today (August 15).

According to the NDTV report, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that ensuring women’s safety in Chhattisgarh is one of the goals of the state government. Assembly elections will be held in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh at the end of this year.

Chhattisgarh has seen some glimmer of hope in the last few years judging by the statistics of violence against women across India. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) survey, the state ranked fifth in the country in the number of incidents of violence against women in 2018. However, in 2021, Chhattisgarh fell to the 11th position.

Baghel promised special facilities for government school students. He informed that free online coaching will be provided to students of class XI-XII of government schools in remote parts of the state for medical and competitive exam preparation.

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