The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday expressed its anguish over the rising incidents of rape, with INLD MP Ranbir Singh Parjapati and BSP MP Avtar Singh Karimpuri referring to the rape of a Dalit girl in Haryana’s Jind during the Zero Hour.
Shiv Sena’s Anil Desai raised the issue of rape of a woman constable in Jharkhand, and also made references to rape cases in Delhi and Maharashtra.
Referring to the infamous Delhi gang rape case, BJP’s Najma Heptulla said: “What is the fast track court doing? It’s a slow track court...I think government should take serious note of this.” She added that despite the amendments in the law, it has failed to act as a deterrent.
Deputy chairman PJ Kurein expressed concern and said: “I think the government should take a serious note of these observations.”