It has been more than a couple of weeks, and now we are seeing how much the Jubileehills minor girl incident has stirred the politics of Telangana. Everywhere, and all the time, this is the topic that is discussed in all circles. This incident drew enormous attention to the sprawling pub culture in the state of Telangana. Especially, looking at the pubs allowing minors into the places is causing serious trouble on all grounds. The Opposition parties like BJP are calling out for a full-fledged ban on the pub culture in Hyderabad.
In the wake of these developments, Home Minister Mahmood Ali conducting a review with senior police officials has become a hot topic. DGP Mahender Reddy, Home Secretary Ravi Gupta with CPs CV Anand, Mahesh Bhagwat, and Stephen Ravindra were present. Mahmoud Ali said that steps are being taken to prevent violence against women and children.
The Home Minister directed the police to keep a close watch on the less populated areas of the city. The Department of Women’s Safety has decided to conduct more awareness programs under the auspices of the ‘She’ team. Parents and educational institutions will be informed that special programs will be carried out under the auspices of the ‘She’ team.
Responding to the issue of pubs, which has become a topic of discussion, the Home Minister clarified that the City Police Act will be enforced on the licenses and management of pubs. The excise department will hold a coordination meeting with the police department and take appropriate decisions. He said that proper awareness will be created in order to avoid girls falling into these traps, and for all those who prefer to go to pubs and other events in the name of parties.
On the other hand, the Opposition party leaders are quite angry at Home Minister’s comments. They are of opinion that it is clueless seeing the government coming up with alternatives when an incident of such impact has taken place in the state. They warn that if pub culture in the city is not curtailed, more such atrocities will be seen in the future.