Chandigarh: Mahila Congress Punjab demands that The law makers should immediately amend laws to provide capital punishment for such criminals like the recent brutal gang rape of a medical student in Delhi. Showing solidarity towards the rape victim, Dr Malti Thapar, President Mahila Congress Punjab today held peace march from Punjab Congress Bhawan to PGI roundabout with Mahila congress activists from across the state. Dr thapar sat on peaceful protest at the PGI roundabout praying for the early recovery of the Delhi gang rape victim.
Addressing the media after the peaceful protest Dr Thapar demanded that the law makers should immediately amend laws to provide capital punishment for such criminals, All states should immediately set up fast track courts, which should not provide for any adjournments, but should deal with such cases on day to day basis, Criminals accused of rape should not be provided any bail under any circumstances, All property belonging to such criminals should be forfeited and provided as relief to the rape victims, Examples should be made of these hooligans where they should be publicly whipped and then hanged till they are dead and Major reforms needs to be made in the transport department. The corruption in this department is so well known that most evils on the road are bred in the department.
Dr Thapar further said “It saddens my heart and I don’t have enough words to express my anguish and distress over the sad and shocking incident of gang rape and brutal assault on the young medical student and her friend in Delhi. This incident becomes all the more heart wrenching when one looks at the fact that these children were attacked not in the middle of night in a deserted street of a cut-off rural India but right in the heart of the national capital”.
Pointing towards major security lapses, Dr Thapar said This incident has brought to light not just some major holes in the security system of our country, it has also highlighted the much talked about police criminal nexus where these people were moving in the capital, blatantly flouting all norms of the transport department but were not stopped even once! Clearly this could not have been the first time that these criminals took to the roads of Delhi, confident that they would not be stopped even once! More shocking is the exposure of the moral fabric of our society. How can people become so brutal that they are not able to comprehend the gravity of their own actions? How can any one not realize the consequences of such sick actions on helpless women? Where is the respect for women that has been a proud part of our culture? Do such hooligans deserve any place in our society?
In the end, I join millions in our country, for the speedy recovery of “Damini” and pray to the God to provide strength to her family and friends to bear through these tough times.