Rajnath Singh clears stand of government on making the rape law stricter
As Winter Session of Parliament entered in the third week, MPs led a chorus of angry and impassioned voices over the Hyderabad rape-murder. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said, “These types of people (accused in the Hyderabad horror case) need to be brought in public and lynched”. She added that “I think it’s time… people want the government to give a definite and proper answer.
She said while addressing the Rajya Sabha that she doesn’t know how many times she has spoken and stood after this kind of crime. Whatever happened in Kathua or Nirbhaya case, people now want the government to give a definite and proper answer.
She added that people who have failed to protect women and children from such kind of incident should be “named and shamed”.
Strong reactions were witnessed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha after Hyderabad rape-murder
Angry interventions were witnessed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Protests are underway in National Capital and Hyderabad.
AIADMK MP Vijay Sathyanath said that women and children are not safe in this country and broke down while delivering the speech. Amee Yajnik, the Congress MP demanded that both the state governments and central governments should come together for a “social reformation on an emergency basis”.
RJD’s Manoj Kumar Jha and BJP leader RK Sinha of the BJP, amid calls for execution, reminded parliament of the Nirbhaya Case. Mr Sinha said that accused in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder were sentenced to die but their trail was late and the case went through lengthy appeals.
Government is open for stricter law: Rajnath Singh
Union Defence Minister in Modi 2.0 government, Rajnath Singh said that the government is open to discussions over making rape laws stricter. If there is consensus on a tougher law, the government is ready to bring it into force. He also said that he will leave it to the Speaker of Lok Sabha Om Birla to decide whether such discussions should take place.
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