Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dr. JP calls for changes in law to prevent crimes against women

Lok Satta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan has called for changes in law to provide for certain, swift and exemplary punishment of the guilty in cases of atrocities against women.

In a media statement, Dr. JP said that the national outrage against the rape of a para-medical student in New Delhi is natural and that a solution to the problem does not lie in lathi-charging protesters. The Delhi incidents mirror the failure of our system.

Dr. JP said that along with changes in law, community policing should be introduced in urban areas to prevent harassment of women. Boys should be trained to treat girls as their equals.

The Lok Satta Party in consultation with women leaders and legal experts draw up a specific and practicable plan to prevent crimes against women and submit it to the Government. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister should initiate measures to infuse confidence in girls and parents, Dr. JP added.

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