Gang-rape: BJP pulls up UPA, Sheila Govt., women MPs to protest tomorrow
Taking cognisance of the gang-rape of a young lady in moving bus, women members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will stage a protest inside the premises of the Parliament on Wednesday to highlight the suffering which the feminine gender are undergoing in the national capital over the years.
BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Members of Parliament from the main opposition party today were deeply agitated over the repeated instances of torture, atrocity on women in Delhi.
"Yesterday, a young woman was gang-raped in a bus. Notice has been given today for suspension of Question Hour. And tomorrow all the ladies members of BJP and NDA will sit on dharna against the Central Government and the Delhi Government in the premises of Parliament over repeated instances of torture and the kind of suffering which the women in Delhi are undergoing over the years without any palpable concrete action by the police and the administration," he added.
Another BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar also echoed similar sentiments on the issue, and lashed out at the UPA Government at the Centre and the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress Government in Delhi over the situation in the country with regard to the security of women.
"We will raise this issue both in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. The situation in the country as far as the security of women is concerned has gone from bad to worse in Congress regime. And Congress is responsible for deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi because law and order is a central subject as far as Delhi is concerned," said Javadekar.
" And in Delhi, it is the Congress, which is ruling the Centre from 2004, and it is ruling in Delhi state too. So, this is absolutely atrocious and untenable and we will protest vehemently in both houses of Parliament," he added.
The horrific rape of a young medical student in a moving bus in South Delhi was raised by the angry parliamentarians in both houses today.
The BJP has asked Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to appear in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the case.
The government will make a statement on the case later today.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit earlier on Monday promised crackdown on those accused involved in the alleged gang rape.
Dikshit said the license of the private bus operator has been cancelled.
"We will take stern measures to ensure such that incidents aren't repeated. The government will act tough and those behind the tragic incident will not be spared," she added.
In yet another shocking incident of crime against women in Delhi, a 23-year-old medical student was in a critical condition after she was allegedly raped and brutally assaulted by four men who also attacked her male friend and threw both of them out of the vehicle.
Delhi Police has arrested three of six men who allegedly gang-raped the medical student and beat her brutally in a bus in Delhi on Sunday evening.
The bus driver, identified as Ram Singh, and his brother are among those arrested.
The victim, who is a para-medical student in Uttarakhand and is in the capital for her internship, was battling for life at the Safdarjung Hospital where she was rushed late on Sunday night after the untoward incident.
Delhi Police on Sunday said both the victim and her male friend, who had boarded the chartered bus with tinted glass windows from Munirka in South Delhi around 9: 45 p.m. to Palam, were assaulted with an iron rod by the men after the two resisted before they were dumped on the road side near Mahipalpur flyover.
The unfortunate incident has sparked outrage with leaders of various political outfits condemning the act.