Expressing shock and disgust at the rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal, Robert Vadra on Wednesday said that till there is "instant justice," no matter which strata of society the victims may belong to, such crimes will continue to happen.
BJP MLA Usha Thakur on Sunday justified the killing of the rape accused by a mob in Nagaland and pitched for a law allowing rapists to be hanged in full public view to deter others from committing such offences.
After SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's 'ladke to ladke hain' (boys are boys) remark about rapists, Uttar Pradesh Police has listed mobile phones, western culture and indecent dressing by women as reasons for rape.
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in the wake of crime of against women, has urged the government of India to take stern measures against the culprits. The Padma Vibhushan awardee, who was in Coimbatore for a concert said that severe punishment should be meted out to all those who are found guilty in this heinous crime.
A day after death sentence was given to four accused in the Delhi gang-rape case and it was expected that this verdict may act as a deterrent, three police men in J&K allegedly abducted and gang-raped a teenage girl.
The five-year Delhi girl, brutalised by a neighbour earlier this week, is the fifth minor to have fallen prey to rapists this month. In many of the 393 rapes since Jan 1, the accused were known to the victims, police records show.