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BJP sticks to special session demand, says protests a warning

PTI  New Delhi, December 23, 2012
First Published: 17:08 IST(23/12/2012) | Last Updated: 17:11 IST(23/12/2012)

BJP on Sunday once again demanded convening of a special session of Parliament to discuss the "entire gamut of law and order issue" in the wake of the gangrape incident that has sparked a wave of demonstrations, even as it condemned the police action against protesters.

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Party spokesperson Prakash Javedkar said the protest by the younger lot is a "wake-up" call and a "warning" to the UPA Government which has "failed miserably" in protecting women.

"We demand a special session of Parliament for discussing the whole gamut of issues concerning law and order," he said as he condemned the police action against the "peaceful protest".

Alleging that "absence of government" in ensuring security is the "hallmark" of the UPA regime, he said people want a functional government which the present regime has failed to provide.

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj had yesterday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a special session of Parliament for amending the existing law to provide death sentence for heinous crimes against women.

She said the people were "genuinely angry" on the recent brutal rape incident of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi and demanded that the perpetrators of such crime be given death sentence.

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