Outrage in Parliament over Delhi gangrape
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Singh said the House should pass a proposal that no lawyer will plead on behalf of the perpetrators of such crime.
M Venkaiah Naidu (BJP) said a strong political will was needed to check these "very shameful" incidents. "Condolence for the dead and compensation to survivors cannot be a policy," he said.
"Every time an incident like this takes place, Government appears to be helpless. Is there a government, is there a system? The Home Minister should take moral responsibility," Naidu, who is also the Chairman of Home Ministry's Standing Committee, said.
Prashant Chatterjee (CPI-M) said the unimaginable barbaric incident happened even as the vehicle in which all that took place passed three PCR vans. A television footage showed there was no police at any of these points, he said.
Renuka Chowdhary (Cong) said this is not the time to nitpick and say who is to blame collectively. "It is our collective social failure," he said.
Swaraj earlier said it was lamentable that such incidents continued to happen in the capital city, which is the seat of power of the Centre and where a woman is Chief Minister.
Vyas, a former Chairman of the National Commission for Women, said Parliament should expeditiously enact law on sexual offence.
She regretted that in recent times, there has not been much security in the buses especially during evening. Besides, there has been inadequate police patrolling in sensitive areas.
Vyas made a strong pitch for fast track courts to deal with such crimes.
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