New Delhi: Amid the political debate over security of women, several women MPs are demanding special session of Parliament to discuss protests against gang rape. Women MPs are expressing their anger against the ghastly incident but they don’t raise the issue related to security of women in the Parliament.

Presently, both the Houses of Parliament have 87 women MPs who have asked less number of questions related to women. SP Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan broke down while asking the question over gang rape of 23-year-old girl in Delhi. But the SP MP asked only 5 questions related to women in the Upper House during the last three years.

BJP Mahila Morcha and Rajya Sabha MP Smriti Irani has asked 188 questions since September 2011, out of which only four are related to women. Neither former RS Deputy Chairperson Najma Heptullah nor Congress MP Renuka Chaudhary asked a single question related to women.

But Congress MP Prabha Thakur raised over dozen of questions over crime against women.

In Lok Sabha too, women MPs didn’t raise questions over security of women. Former National Commission for Women Chairperson Girija Vyas didn’t raise a single question related to women during the past 1.5 years.

Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Deepa Das Munshi asked over dozen of questions related to women, whereas Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s wife Harsimrat Kaur asked over 15 questions in the Lok Sabha.

(Pranay Upadhyaya/JPN)

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