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Law alone cannot prevent rape: Lok Sabha speaker

PTI  New Delhi, April 22, 2013
First Published: 15:50 IST(22/4/2013) | Last Updated: 16:06 IST(22/4/2013)

Expressing anguish over the rape of a five-year-old girl in the capital, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday said law alone cannot prevent such incidents and called for a change in attitude of people and society.

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"Law alone cannot, however, prevent such incidents. A change in the attitude of people and society only will check such inhumane crimes against children and women," Kumar said making a reference to the gang rape of a five-year-old by "senseless persons".

The Lok Sabha condemned the barbaric incident and prayed for speedy recovery of the child.

"Though, Parliament has recently passed a tougher legislation to prevent rapes, the evil has not abated and such incidents are still on the rise throughout the country," Kumar said.


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