New Delhi: Amidst growing protest on Sunday’s gang rape incident in national capital, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday demanded special Parliament session for framing law to give death sentence to those who commit heinous crimes against women.

"I have just spoken to Prime Minister. I requested Prime Minister for a special session of Parliament to frame a law to provide for exemplary punishment for crimes against women," Swaraj said on social networking site Twitter.

The Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha claimed that the Prime Minister said he will consider this suggestion.

She said the people were "genuinely angry" on the recent brutal rape incident of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi and demanded that the perpetrators of such crime be given death sentence.

"I have always maintained that rapist(s) should be punished with death sentence. I have also moved a private members Bill for this," she said.

She said she has already demanded in Lok Sabha on December 18 that rapists be given death sentence.

Swaraj also spoke to Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath in this regard.


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