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Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh launched ‘Mission Shakti’ on October 17th 2020.


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Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh launched ‘Mission Shakti’ on October 17th 2020.

Key Points:

‘Mission Shakti’ - For the security of women in the state. This campaign launched by the UP government to create awareness about women empowerment in the state. During this launch, several young girls demonstrated techniques for self-defence.

Aim of this mission is to ensure the safety of every woman of UP. Women are the symbol of strength

The chief minister, Yogi Adityanath stated that this campaign was started coincidently on the occasion of  Navrati festival and it is a tribute to the woman who died by a brutal rape in Balrampur.

Yogi Adityanath also stated that the government has created a separate room for women’s complaints in police stations all over the state. In this room, Complaints will be attended only by a female constable. He also assured the UP government has "zero tolerance" towards crime against women and girls. Those who commit crimes against women will be punished quickly.

Mission Shakti is a Six-month programme and this will be active till Basant Navratri. This campaign will happen in different phases.

Ist Phase: Focus on spreading awareness, Ensuring safety and respect of women.

II nd Phase: Mission focuses on Eve – teasers and will punish them.

Chief Minister also shared his views about the strength of women. In every home, parents need to teach about the self- protection and respect of a girl.

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Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh launched ‘Mission Shakti’ on October 17th 2020.