Raising the issue during zero hour, PK Sreemathi Teacher (CPI-M) said as per the National Crime Research Bureau (NCRB), 20 major cities in India are unsafe for women and children. According to the NCRB, as many as 93 women are raped every day and there is a gradual increase in the number of rapes reported.
"In 2014, India recorded 36,735 rape cases, almost 3,000 of which were in Delhi. There is one rape in every 30 minutes. This is all official statistics. But majority of the rape cases in India are never reported especially from rural and tribal areas," she said.
Hema Malini (BJP) said the juvenile involved in the Delhi rape case should be treated as an adult and punished as an adult. "By sending him to a rehabilitation Centre, it is not going to happen that he will become all right because he has a devilish mind. Even if he comes out after 30 or 40 years, he is going to do the same," she remarked.
Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP) made a strong plea for lowering the juvenile age from 18 to 16 contending that age of sexual maturity has come down in the last 15 years when it was raised to 18.
Six persons including a juvenile, had brutally assaulted and raped a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012. The victim had succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.

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