Adhir targets PM, Shah; BJP demands apology
time,” he said, referring to the next LS polls. Shah said national matters like uprooting terror and Naxalism and temple construction were as important as local Jharkhand issues.
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu suggested that photographs of those guilty of crimes against women should be published to instil fear in them. In Lok Sabha, expressing grief over the incident, Speaker Om Birla said we condemn such incidents “in one voice”.
Earlier, Rajya Sabha MPs across party lines condemned the spurt in crime against women and demanded stringent laws to punish the guilty within a fixed time-frame. Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said society as a whole must tackle this problem without getting into region, religion or caste.
P Wilson of DMK said courts should be empowered to surgically or chemically castrate convicted rapists before release from jails to check repeat offenders, while Jaya Bachchan of Samajwadi Party said such criminals should be “brought out in public and lynched”.
In Lok Sabha, condemning the crime, Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel said the incident had brought shame to India. Maintaining that there should be “zero tolerance” towards such incidents, Supriya Sule (NCP) said even men deserved security.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said he was falling short of words to condemn