New Delhi: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan led a chorus of angry and impassioned voices in parliament today amid nationwide shock over the horrific rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Telangana. “These types of people (the rape accused in the Telangana case) need to be brought out in public and lynched,” Jaya Bachchan said, adding, “I think it is time… the people want the government to give a proper and definite answer”.
Four men have been accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old woman in Hyderabad on Wednesday night.
“I don’t know how many times I’ve stood and spoken after this kind of crime. I think it is time… whether Nirbhaya or Kathua or what happened in Telangana… I think the people now want the government to give a proper and definite answer,” Jaya Bachchan told the Rajya Sabha.
“What has the government done? How have they tackled it? How has justice been done for the victims? I am not taking names… but shouldn’t the security be held responsible? I feel only one day earlier something similar happened in that area in Telangana… why wasn’t this stopped?” she continued.
Bachchan also demanded that the people who had failed to protect women and children from such horrific assaults should be “named and shamed”.
We are open to every suggestion to curb such heinous crimes, says Rajnath Singh: As MPs in both houses of parliament expressed their fury and called for concrete action, Union Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha the central government was “open to every suggestion to curb such heinous crimes”.
“Speaker, sir, should you permit, we can have a full discussion in the House and all suggestions given by everyone present here will be taken and a law can be formed if needed. Our government is open to every suggestion anyone has to give to curb such heinous crimes. We are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that the most stringent rules be implemented,” Rajnath Singh said.