Hyderabad: The issue of rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Telangana’s Cyberabad, near capital Hyderabad, echoed in Parliament on Monday, with the upper house condemning the incident in strongest terms.
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said a strong political will was required to tackle crimes against women and only change of mindset can bring about a decline in such cases. “What is required is not a new Bill. What is required is political will, administrative skill, change of mindset and then go for a kill of the social evil,” Naidu said, after the conclusion of the debate in the Rajya Sabha.
During the debate, MP Jaya Bachchan said the people of the country were waiting for a definite answer. AIADMK MP Vijila Sathyananth stressed on the need to deliver justice fast in such cases of crime. “The country is not safe for children and women. Four people who committed this crime should be hanged till death before December 31. A fast-track court should be set up. Justice delayed is justice denied,” she told the MPs.
Congress’ Amee Yajnik said a social transformation was the need of the hour. “I request all the systems – judiciary, legislative, executive and other systems – to come together to see that a social reformation takes place. This should be on an emergency basis,” she stated.