The Shiv Sena on Friday said Bangladesh migrants are responsible for growing crimes in Mumbai.
Reacting to the gangrape in Mumbai, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "Bangladeshi immigrants are increasing in the city. Proper records of immigrants are not maintained."
"There are so many illegal colonies ... Bangladeshi migrants are behind the rising crime rate in our Mumbai."
"The situation can be improved only if the police and the authorities take proper action," Raut said.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani on Friday gave a notice for the suspension of Question Hour so that the gangrape incident can be taken up in Parliament.
"It is a matter of shame for the government. It is the responsibility of the government to provide security to women. Will law be confined only to paper?" Irani said.
Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal said: "Law must be a deterrant. We have to ensure that there strict punishment. Women must be protected."
Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said: "There should be strict action against the accused. It should be an example so that others do not dare do such act ever."
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said: "It iss unfortunate and strict action should be taken. Parliament passed a stringent law and it should help punish the guilty."
"The innocent yet wise conversation with mom comes to a screeching halt with the news of the Mumbai Gang rape. Shame!" tweeted actor Boman Irani.
"Devastated to hear of gangrape of r dear journalist in Mumbai,SEVERE action HAS tobe taken to make RAPE punishmnt EXTREME to instill FEAR," posted actress Celina Jaitly on micro-blogging site Twitter.
"Mortified to hear about the gang rape in Mumbai yesterday which occurred in broad daylight. This is not the city I grew up in. Ashamed!" said actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt.
Minister of State for Telecom and Shipping Milind Deora said: "Mumbai Police must get to the bottom of yesterday's alleged rape and punish the guilty ASAP. Mumbai takes pride in being a safe city for women."
Actor Anupam Kher tweeted: "Moral Bankruptcy is Worse than Financial Bankruptcy. And we are heading towards BOTH. #MumbaiRape. Shameful and Sad."
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi posted: "Another shame!A photo journ gangraped by 5 men in Mumbai.No wonder India is considered most unsafe place for women amongst G-30 countries."
"Beat police officers with community policing at street level is missing as a system,to check bad characters/possible rapists!," she said.
"We need sustained systems approach to crime prevention,including CAW! With effective coordinators to review performance of key departments," said Bedi.
A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men and her male colleague was assaulted while on an assignment at a deserted factory in Mumbai on Thursday evening, said police.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh told reporters on Friday: "The victim and her colleague were taking photos at Shakti Mill in Parel area last evening around 6.30 pm. Two men came and asked her if she had permission to shoot."
"Other men joined in and the photographer, in her 20s, was gangraped."
"We have detained 20 people for questioning," he said.
The woman's colleague was reportedly tied to a tree and beaten up.
Meanwhile, the police have released sketches of all five accused.
A case of gangrape has been registered at NM Joshi Marg police station.
According to police sources, the woman, who works with an English magazine, has named two of the five suspects - Rupesh and Sajid.
The victim has been admitted to Jaslok Hospital with multiple internal injuries.
"The medical bulletin will soon be released. We are doing everything possible to save her," said Dr Taran Gyanchandani, acting CEO of the hospital.
Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said, "The case will be investigated very seriously. The culprits will be caught very soon."
The incident brought back the memories of the Dec 16 brutal gangrape in New Delhi.
On Dec 16, six people gangraped and brutalised the 23-year-old Delhi Braveheart or Nirbhaya with an iron rod on a moving bus in New Delhi. The victim succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital on Dec 29.
The incident triggered nationwide outrage against rising cases of crime against women in India with people pouring into the streets of New Delhi for days and demanding a change of law and strict punishment of the accused.
--IBNS (Posted on 23-08-2013)