Amid massive outrage over the rape and murder of the veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, the Narendra Modi government on Monday said that it was ‘ready for discussion on crime against women and to explore strongest provisions in laws.’: During the Lok Sabha discussion, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that, “This act has brought shame to the entire country. It has hurt everyone. The accused must be given the most stringent punishment for their crime.” Singh further added that ‘to control and eliminate such crimes against women, we are ready to make the kind of law which the entire House agrees to.’
Singh’s statement came during the discussion by the lawmakers in the Lower House on Hyderabad rape and murder. As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Om Birla said he would allow members to raise the "serious issue" in Zero Hour. Uttam Kumar Reddy (Congress) raised the issue of the rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinarian and slammed the Telangana Home Minister for his purported "insensitive" remarks. He also slammed the state police for initially delaying to lodge a case.
TR Baalu (DMK) raised the issue of sexual assault of a schoolgirl in Coimbatore. Saugat Roy (TMC) said rape convicts should be hanged. Pinaki Misra (BJD) questioned the delay in executing the death sentence awarded to convicts in the "Nirbhaya" gang-rape case.
He said laws and establishment on fast track courts will not make a differences till the time the death sentences are not executed. On November 29, four men, aged between 20 and 24, were arrested on charges of raping and killing the young woman veterinarian in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan made a scathing remark and said that such men (rapists) should be lynched publicly. “I don't know how many times I have spoken about it. Be it Nirbhya, Kathua or Hyderabad, there’s just no let-up. No justice has been done to these people. These kind of people (accused in rape) should be brought out in public and lynched," Bachchan said. “I think it is time the people now want the government to give a proper and a definite answer,” Bachchan added.
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