Indignation for rape cases: death penalty, lynching, castration of rapists required in Parliament
NEW DELHI: The death penalty for rapists, the lynching of the convicted in public and the castration of the convicted were some of the lawsuits filed on Monday when parliamentarians expressed outrage over the incidents and other similar incidents in the country. Also in Lok Sabha, spirits rose when members spoke loudly against recent cases of rapes in various parts of the country.
Rajya Sabha President M Venkaiah Naidu He rejected the motions for suspension of the rape in a group and the murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad, but allowed members to make brief mention of it and other similar incidents in other parts of the country.
The members who crossed the party lines condemned the recent increase in crime against women and demanded strict laws that punish the guilty within a fixed period.
While Naidu described the Hyderabad incident as a disgrace to humanity, the opposition leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said that society will have to address this problem from its root.
The culprit must receive strict punishment without discrimination of religion or caste, Azad said.
Jaya Bachchan, from the Samajwadi Party, wanted the security personnel in charge of the area in Hyderabad, where the crime was committed, to take responsibility and ask questions.
She said rapists should be presented in public and lynched.
P Wilson, of the DMK, said the courts should be empowered to surgically and chemically castrate convicted rapists before they are released from prisons to verify repeat offenders.
The cost of such a procedure must be recovered from the defendant by selling his assets, he said, adding that the list of sex offenders should also be made public.
Mohd Ali Khan, of Congress, wanted to set deadlines for the trial of defendants in fast-track courts and not give them a religious color.
The defendants in the Hyderabad incident belong to four separate religions and not one, he said.
Sanjay Singh, of the Aam Adami Party (AAP), said strict measures should be taken in all cases of sexual assault against women after a trial in the fast track court and punishment within a period.
Amar Patnaik of the BJD demanded death for such heinous crimes.
While TK Rangarajan of CPM said the laws to frame the crime are not leaking, Vaiko of the MDMK wanted concrete steps to be taken to deal with such crimes.
Santanu Sen, from TMC, wanted firm steps to be taken to give exemplary punishment to the guilty.
In raising the issue of the delay in police action in the Hyderabad incident on the jurisdiction dispute between police stations, Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar (TDP) wanted capital punishment to be applied to rapists in public.
While Manoj Kumar Jha (RJD) said that deterrence is not enough, RK Sinha of the BJP said that capital punishment should still be applied to those guilty of group rape and the murder of a young woman in Delhi in 2012 because to appeals in the case.
Vijila Sathyananth (AIAMDK) demanded that the fast-track courts go to trial in rape cases, as well as a complete ban on the sale of drugs that fueled such incidents.
The charred body of the 25-year-old woman, who worked as an assistant veterinarian at a state hospital, was found under a sewer at Shadnagar in Hyderabad on November 28, a day after her disappearance.
Four men, all truck workers, aged 20 to 24, were arrested on November 29 on charges of rape and murder of women and were sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Saturday.
Members of Lok Sabha raise the issue of increasing cases of rape in the country
Lok Sabha members also spoke against recent cases of rapes in various parts of the country, including that of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad.
As soon as the Chamber met for the day, President Om Birla said he would allow members to raise the serious problem in Zero Hour.
Uttam Kumar Reddy (Cong) raised the issue of rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinarian and criticized the Interior Minister of Telangana for his alleged insensitive comments.
He also criticized the state police for initially delaying the submission of a case.
T R Baalu (DMK) raised the issue of sexual assault of a school girl in Coimbatore.
Saugat Roy (TMC) said those convicted of rape should be hanged.
Pinaki Misra (BJD) questioned the delay in the execution of the death sentence granted to those convicted in the case of rape in Nirbhaya group.
He said the laws and the establishment in fast-track courts will not make a difference until such time as the death sentences are not executed.