Chandigarh, May 9 UNI | 2 months ago

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Partap Singh Bajwa today expressed shock over the revelations about the addict fathers sexually exploiting and torturing their young daughters, including infants and it was unbelievable that such gruesome distortions had crept into Punjabi society, which was known for progressive outlook.

'Nothing can be more shocking in a civilised society than the surfacing of such horrifying incidents of the drunk and addict fathers sexually torturing their young daughters, including infants. This is just inhumane. We should hang our heads in shame. Such dreadful criminals must be given exemplary punishment', he said in a statement issued here.

He said earlier, it was the menace of killing the girls in the womb that had hit the Punjabi society like a virus and that had now been checked to a large extent with the launching of awareness campaign along with other measures.

The PPCC chief said the issue of incest involving fathers was multidimensional which would have to be strongly confronted at socio-economic level also apart from treating it as a heinous crime providing strongest possible punishment.

He said in all the reported cases, the father was either drunk or addict. He said addiction had spread like a virus eating into the Punjabi society. The easy availability of drugs in every nook and corner of the state had worsened the situation which was now getting out of control, he said.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)