New Delhi: Lok Sabha members made jest on the provisions of Anti-rape bill during debate on its provisions in the House on Tuesday. JD (U) president Sharad Yadav took dig at the proposed provisions on stalking and staring.

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Referring to the provisions to make stalking and staring a crime in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, (Anti-rape bill), JD-U Chief Sharad Yadav had said, “Who among us have not followed girls. Agar ladke ladkiyon ka peechha nahi karenge to mohabbat khatm hi ho jayegi. (If boys will stop following girls, romance would cease to exist). What this government is doing on ‘Munni ki badnami’ and ‘Sheila ki jawani’? Obscene advertisements are aired on the television. Government should think and take actions against these advertisements.”

Speaking on this, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav had said, “Hum to apni patni ko dekhne par bhi fas jayenge (I will be booked for staring at my wife).”

Referring to the provision of the bill that deals with trafficking of women, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that people resorting to transfer and posting of women officers could be jailed under the provisions of the bill. When a chorus of denials rocked the House, he insisted that he could prove it. Actually, Mulayam Singh could not differentiate the word ‘trafficking’ with ‘transfer’. Later, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj attempted to explain the difference to SP chief saying – “Ye mahilaon ke gairkanooni tarike se le jane aur galat tarike se kaam mein lagan ke liye hai. Transfer-posting ke liye nahi. (This provision is about illegal trafficking of women and forcing them into illegal professions, this is not about transferring or posting women officers or employees.)”

Another leader of the Samajwadi Party, Ram Gopal Yadav had said – “Ye bill maansik roop se anfit logon ne taiyaar kiya hai (The bill has been formulated by some mentally retarded people).”


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