Maha Home Minister seeks death for rapists
Nagpur: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said that he supports the demand to award capital punishment to rapists.
Replying to a debate on atrocities against women, Patil termed the Delhi incident as deplorable, and backed highest possible punishment to the accused.
The view was earlier expressed by women legislators in the Legislative Council today.
He said the state government has written to the Centre about making the offence of molestation non-bailable.
"We had also suggested changes in the Evidence Act and Indian Penal Code, to plug the loopholes," he said.
A detailed proposal has already been sent to the Centre seeking enhancement in punishment for atrocities committed against women, he said.
Patil claimed that Maharashtra is far safer for women, and cited statistics to support his claim.
Earlier, Women and Child Development Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that all colleges will now have a women`s welfare cell, on lines of the anti-ragging cell.
Such cells were set-up by Mumbai University to tackle complaints about harassment of girl students, and the government has decided to extend it across the state.
The ministers were participating in a debate in the Legislative Council about rising atrocities against women.
Patil said CCTV network will be installed in public places so that investigating agencies can track down culprits and use the evidence effectively.
Also, orders have been issued to the police to videograph dying declarations of women.
On demand for special courts, Patil said 12 fast track courts are already functioning in the state.
A time-bound programme will be drawn-up by the Home department to appoint more such courts, he said.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Helicopter ferrying 6 pilgrims, woman pilot crashes near Katra
- Growing sense of despondency in India from last 6-8 months: Aamir Khan
- 8th Ramnath Goenka Awards: Sudhir Chaudhary awarded for Excellence in Journalism
- Tejashwi Yadav takes charge as Deputy CM of Bihar
- Arvind Kejriwal clarifies his friendly gesture with Lalu Prasad Yadav
- Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh bypoll results: As it happened on November 24
- Lesson for jihadi aspirants? ISIS says Indians not good enough as 6 out of 23 fighters from India are killed
- Aamir Khan feels intolerance growing in India, says his wife suggested moving out of India
- Intolerance issue: When did ‘Incredible India’ become ‘Intolerant India’, Anupam Kher asks Aamir Khan
- Boon for SC/ST candidates? Birth, caste certificates likely to be merged