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Rapists should be awarded capital punishment: Smriti Irani

delhi Updated: May 02, 2009 19:00 IST
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Rapists should be awarded capital punishment: Smriti Irani

Voicing her concern on women’s security in the capital, popular television actress and BJP leader Smriti Irani today said that rapist should be awarded capital punishment for their crime.

“A rapist should get capital punishment for this gruesome crime, especially if the woman is killed afterwards,” said the actress, who also alleged that Delhi has now become the crime capital of the country.

Irani, who was here to campaign for party candidate Vijay Goel who is contesting from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, noted that efforts should be made to make laws that instill fear in the mind of criminals who seek to demean women.

“We need stronger laws, many crimes against women go unregistered. Justice must be seen to have been done and a fear must creep in the mind of criminals who seek to demean women,” said Irani, who shot to fame with her strong character in the well known serial ‘Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi´.

Charging the Congress with failing to protect women in the capital, Vijay Goel unveiled his agenda for women’s security, including an all-women private security force for educational institutions, toilet facilities for women and proper street lighting.