Parl session sought on women's saftety

Hyderabad, Dec 29, 2012: Expressing
deep anguish over the death of the gang-rape victim, YSR Congress has demanded
the Centre to convene a special Parliament session to discuss the question of
safety of women in the country. 

Centre did not respond in the desired measure in the entire issue and failed to
give any assurance for the safety of women. It is imperative that the UPA
government convene a special session of Parliament to discuss the issue of
women safety and bring out appropriate legislation to check such menace,” party
spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here on Saturday. 

Government reaction has come only after a torrent of protests by the youth that
has shaken the capital, yet there was no meaningful assurance on its part which
is unfortunate though the incident has come in for severe condemnation from all
quarters, she said, and demanded that issue should be debated in the Parliament
which would be a real tribute to the young girl. 

salute the fortitude of the 23-year girl, who died of cerebral damage and other
complications, share the grief of the bereaved family and join the nation in
condoling the death of the brave heart who waged a 13-day battle with life ,
she said. 

incident need not be seen as a one-off case, but a true tribute to the young
girl will be only if a momentous discussion takes place which leads to an
action plan that could prevent such incidents and give assurance in the strongest
terms on safety of women and drastically cuts down crime against women, she

reaction of Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit or the Centre’s immediate
response did not match the gravity of the situation and they came to grips with
the situation only after the huge public outcry. Setting up of fast-track court
to try this case or appointing a committee will not reflect the commitment of
the Government unless it is taken up in the Parliament and debate extensively. 

is every need to change the police and legal systems in dealing with rape cases
and the political attitude needs a overhaul, she said adding that nearly 28,000
rape cases were reported during the past one year and many went unreported due
to the stigma. 

are being raised as why the ailing girl under traumatic conditions sent to
Singapore and the Government still seems to be treating this as a law and order
issue than going into the roots digging out the social reasons, she said.

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