Those convicted of rape under Pocso should not have the right to file a petition for mercy: President Kovind

SIRHOI: describing the safety of women as a serious problem, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday he said that he should not have the right to file under.

Women's safety is a serious problem. Victims of rape under the Pocso Law should not have the right to file a petition for mercy. Parliament should review requests for mercy, he said when addressing the National Convention on the Empowerment of Women for Social Transformation.

The President emphasized that a society based on equality and harmony could only be possible by empowering women.

The President said that while much work has been done on the issue, there is still much to do.

Incidents of demonic attacks against girls shake the conscience of the country. It is the responsibility of all parents to instill among children the feeling of respect for women, he said.

His comments came in the context of several cases of crimes against women reported in different parts of the country.