Noida: Amid growing outrage across several cities over the recent gang rape and murder of a vetenerian in Hyderabad, residents of Noida demanded a provision for stringent punishment for the culprits of the heinous crime.
The tragic incident has evoked widespread anxiety and concern over safety of women in the country. Citizens from several cities in India are staging protest demonstrations demanding justice for the victim's family.
A N Dhawan, chief patron of Janshakti Sewa Samiti, a city based organisation, wrote to Amit Shah, Union home minister, underscoring the need for a law which could act as a deterrent on such crimes against women.
Janshakti Sewa Samiti proposed immediate enactment of a law that could work as a deterrent on such heinous crimes.
Dhawan suggested a high-powered committee comprising five judges under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court could be constituted to deal with rape and murder cases. All the crimes of such nature should be referred to this committee only.
He said, ''Just like the Ayodhya temple land dispute case, hearing in rape and murder cases should also be conducted on a daily basis so that the conviction and decision on quantum of punishment could be reached within a month's time.”
He called for captial punishment for all rape and murder convicts. There should be no provision in the law to accept appeal against such punishments, he averred.