"We talk about fast track courts and speedy justice. What is the deadline for expedition trial," asked Swaraj in Parliament.
She said hanging only can stop the crime. "They are committing the crime and we are doing nothing to punish them severely," she said.
"I want to ask the Home Minister if there a time frame for expediting rape cases," said Swaraj.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday also made a statement in the Lok Sabha on the Mumbai gangrape case amid protests by the opposition.
"All the five accused have been arrested, the government of Maharashtra will do utmost to complete the investigation and prosecute accused immediately," said Shinde.
"The statement of the male companion of the survivor has been recorded, based on that police released the sketches," he said.
He said the accused will be tried on a fast track basis.
"I trust the Maharashtra government, justice will be done. I'm sure the govt will ensure the case will be tried on fast track basis and justice will be delivered soon," said Shinde.
The Mumbai Police has nabbed all the five accused with the arrest of the fifth attacker from New Delhi on Sunday even as the 22-year of photojournalist subjected to the assault reportedly said she would want to go back to work since "rape is not the end of life".
The photojournalist was gangraped when she entered Shakti Mill in Central Mumbai on Thursday last as the assailants held back her colleague by tying him up.
--IBNS (Posted on 26-08-2013)