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Rajya Sabha condemns setting ablaze of UP gangrape survivor

In the post-lunch session, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said, he has talked to the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh to get the details of the incident.

He said, there is a need to send out a signal that such heinous crime against women will not be accepted and there should be swift actions against the perpetrators.

Earlier, Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav of Samajwadi Party expressed anguish over the incident. He said, this is the responsibility of the government to provide adequate security to the rape victims. He also talked about recent similar incidents in the state and demanded strong action.

Ms Viplove Thakur of Congress said, this incident is a stigma on the society and there is a need to think where society is heading. She said, law and order situation has deteriorated in UP.

Ms Vandana Chavan of NCP said, there is a need to safeguard women in the country. She said, it is not the VIPs but the women who need security. Ms Kanta Kardam of BJP condemned the incident saying her party is with the victim family.

The house witnessed two adjournments over the Unnao incident. In the morning session, when the House met for the day, Congress and other Opposition parties’ members raised the issue leading to adjournment of the house till noon.


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