The Hyderabad rape incident rocked parliament and members expressed their shock and anguish over the gruesome incident other such incidents in the country.
Samajwadi Party’s Jaya Bachchan wanted security personnel in-charge of the area in Hyderabad where the crime took place be held accountable and questions be asked. She said the rapists should be “brought out in public and lynched.”
Death penalty for rapists, lynching of convicts in public and castration of those convicted were among demands made by the MP’s.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected adjournment motions on the gang rape and murder of a young woman veterinarian in Hyderabad but allowed members to make brief mentions on the same and other such incidents elsewhere in the country.
Members cutting across party lines condemned the recent spurt in crime against women and demanded stringent laws that punish the guilty within a fixed time-frame.
While Naidu described the Hyderabad incident as a disgrace to humanity, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the society will have to tackle this problem at its root.
The guilty should be given stringent punishment without any discrimination of religion or caste, Azad said.