He said strong legislations are the only way to ensure the judiciary can deliver swiftly and perform at its best.
Reacting on the bail given to all the 11 accused in Bilkis Bano gang rape case during 2002 Gujrat riots, the TRS working president in his tweets and in a separate statement said it was very unfortunate to release the 11 rapists, who committed the heinous crime that too at a time when nation is celebrating 75 years of Independence. He criticised the Gujarat government for exposing its mean mentality by releasing the rapists who gang-raped Bilkis Bano, who was five months pregnant.
Dear PM @narendramodi Ji,If you had really meant what you spoke about Respecting women, urge you to intervene & r… https://t.co/wHzHpedgqO
— KTR (@KTRTRS) 1660707814000
“People will lose faith in the system due to such actions of the Gujarat government and appealed to the PM to intervene in the matter immediately. It is the time for Modi, who directed the nation from the Red Fort on August 15 to respect women, to prove his sincerity by cancelling the Gujarat government’s order and sending them back to jail,” KTR said.
KTR said that the rapists are escaping due to the loopholes in the laws. Even in the case of the rape that took place in Hyderabad recently, the accused escaped from harsh punishment as they were minors and got bail. He appealed that the minors who commit crimes like rape should be treated as majors and be punished accordingly. He opined that by instilling social consciousness, awareness from childhood and stringent measures like capital punishment or life imprisonment will definitely reduce rape cases. The industries and IT minister said that the judiciary works effectively only when there are strong laws and appealed to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) and Juvenile Justice Act for the betterment of our society and children. He urged the PM to ensure that courts do not grant bail to rapists and said that he would extend his cooperation to the central government regardless of political differences.