Delhi gang rape: Lalu Yadav wants rape law as prevalent in Arab countries
- Jan 04, 2013, 00:39 AM IST
Balia: On the day Delhi Police filed the 1000-page chargesheet against the five accused in a Delhi court, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad met the family of Delhi gang-rape victim at their native village where he made a strong pitch for strict anti-rape laws with provision for capital punishment.
“Like in Arab countries, strict laws need to be made with provision for capital punishment,” Yadav told reporters.
Prasad, however, did not agree with Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's suggestion that the proposed anti-rape law be named after the 23-year-old paramedical student who died after the beastly attack on her on December 16. However, contrary to Lalu Yadav who opposed the naming of anti-rape law on victim’s name, the father of the victim said he has no objection if the law is named after his daughter’s name.
The victim of the father further said he wants an NGO in his daughter’s name to create awareness about rising crime against women and remedial action to tackle them.
The RJD chief said that his party would strongly demand change in rape laws with a provision for death sentence in barbaric cases like the Delhi incident in the coming budget session of Parliament.
“We will strongly voice our demand for provision of hanging in cases of rape during the next session of Parliament,” Prasad said.
Prasad described the victim as a 'brave' girl and said she had left behind some serious questions before society on safety and security of women.
Prasad's visit to Medwar Kala village took everyone including the administration by surprise. Accompanied by former Union minister Jayprakash Narayan Yadav and RJD secretary-general and MP Ramkripal Yadav, he met the girl's family members including her grandfather and brothers.
During the 15 minutes he spent with the family, he told them that “she was the daughter of the country and her death was a loss for everyone”. (with PTI inputs)