A violation of governance

The Uttar Pradesh administration’s handling of the gang rape of a Dalit teenager by upper-caste men in Hathras reflects the most basic shortcomings in governance in general and crimes against women in particular. Had the police and justice system taken the course laid out in administrative manuals, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would not have had to scramble to manage the fallout. Requesting a Central Bureau of Investigation enquiry into the case was the only sensible decision that the state government has taken so far after a series of reprehensible actions that included hiring a publi.....

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