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Political parties condemn police action, BJP demands special parliament session

Publish Date: 22 Dec 2012, 07:26 PM
Last Updated: 22 Dec 2012, 07:26 PM
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Political parties condemn police action
Political parties condemn police action

New Delhi: Political parties on Saturday strongly condemned police action against youths protesting Sunday's gangrape even as senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj urged the Prime Minister to convene a special session of Parliament to make existing law on heinous crimes against women tougher by providing for death sentence.

On a day of massive protests in the capital, police lathicharge and firing teargas shells on protesters near Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House drew flak from BJP and Left parties who attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi accusing them of remaining silent over the gruesome incident.

Swaraj said she had spoken to the Prime Minister and requested him to convene a special session of Parliament to frame a law to provide for exemplary punishment for crimes against women.

The Prime Minister said he will consider the suggestion, Swaraj tweeted.

The party also demanded that both Singh and Gandhi should assure the country on the safety of women.

"The Prime Minister ought to have spoken to them. The police ought to have been sensitive. The way they have been lathi charged, water cannon thrown at them and also the whole handling of the police and the administration is deeply regrettable and condemnable. BJP condemns the police action outright," party Chief Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Castigating the police action against protesters, the Left parties also asked the Prime Minister to assure the nation of stern action against those who brutally assaulted and gangraped a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on Sunday in south Delhi and threw her out of the vehicle along with her male friend.

Asking for an assurance that the government would take urgent steps to check such crimes, CPI National Secretary D Raja said "if the Prime Minister can address the nation on the issue of allowing FDI in retail, why can't he find time to do so when such horrendous crimes against women are taking place."


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  • Satish Chandra22 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    The outrage at the gang rape and brutalization of a girl in New Delhi has been engineered and the incident itself fabricated by RAW to divert attention from its trafficking of Indian children to be used as food: RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom . There is a large and growing market for the meat of Indian children in certain countries. A large number of Indians in the Meerut area and elsewhere are employed in this industry -- the busting of "a 150-member gang, which allegedly used to slaughter abducted children, roast their bodies and eat them after failing to strike a handsome deal with child traffickers" was reported at : dailyDOTbhaskarDOTcom/article/UP-another-horror-nithari-like-vampires-exposed-in-meerut-2878885DOThtml . The plans for Walmart's entry into India include a vast expansion of this industry, setting up better and more efficient supply chains and processing plants within India; at present the children are taken out of India to be processed. Chief Minister Sheila Dick-shit knows the gang rape was fabricated by RAW and so is saying she did not have the "courage" to meet the victim, so she can say later she never saw the victim and so did not know the gang rape was fabricated. The police are being "evasive" as the High Court said because the police know the gang rape was fabricated by RAW.