Pratima for stringent laws to deal with rape accused

Panaji: The president of Goa Mahila Congress Committee
Pratima Coutinho has demanded stringent laws to deal with rape cases and other
crime against women.

Addressing the media, Coutinho said that Sharia law can
act as a deterrent and curb rape cases in the country and instill fear amongst
the perpetrators of crime against women. She made the comment in the wake of
brutal gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Telangana.

Coutinho stated that such criminals (rapists) should be
given capital punishment and no advocate should defend accused in such cases.

She said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks
about ‘Beti Padhao and Beti Bachao’ campaign, while girls are still being
harassed, raped and murdered.

“We also condemn the delay on the part of police in
registering the case,” she said.

“Criminal-minded people head towards Goa as tourists,
commit crime and disappear. Hence, the government should initiate some measures
to increase security and arrest such criminals,” she added.

She said that Goa too is facing law and order problem
and, hence, security in public places like bus stands and educational
institutions should be beefed up.

She said mahila Congress will burn copies of a
state-based magazine if it was not withdrawn from the stands as it has
glorified the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar who, she claimed, has played
politics over the Mhadei issue.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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