SP favours stricter laws against rapists, says Akhilesh
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the Samajwadi Party (SP) favoured stringent laws against rapists and that such laws should be enforced strictly to check crimes against women.
"All political parties are unanimously supporting that a stringent law be made against rapists and all those involved in crimes against women... We are of the view that strict laws should not only be made but also be enforced," the chief minister told reporters at an event here.
He said all the political parties have understood the anger across the country in the wake of the gang-rape of a young woman in Delhi and that he hoped a debate on how to strengthen laws against rape and sexual assault would take place during the budget session of parliament.
On making amendments to the juvenile act to bringing down the age of minor offenders from 18 to 16 years, the chief minister said that an appropriate stand on the issue could only be taken after deliberations in the party.
"I am sure the party (SP) is seized of the matter and would clear its stand as soon as possible," he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Security guard beats woman journalist publicly in Pakistan
- Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Hiranagar; 7 Pak Rangers killed, BSF jawan injured
- ISIS terrorists escape Mosul disguised in women's clothing
- J&K: Suspected Pakistani spy arrested in Samba district
- DNA: Reporting on war against ISIS in Mosul
- IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Chase master Kohli stars as India beat Kiwis by 7 wickets, lead series 2-1
- Samajwadi Party feud LIVE: After his sacking, Ramgopal Yadav writes to Mulayam, says 'you're surrounded by evil forces'
- 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' row: Raj Thackeray says Rs 5 crore 'penance' for signing Pakistani artistes
- Kerala dress code row: 'Why not 'mundus' for men, if 'sarees' for women'
- PM Narendra Modi warns of 'surgical strikes' against black money, corruption