Delhi gang-rape: Sushma asks for Special Session of Parliament

Delhi gang-rape: Sushma asks for Special Session of ParliamentNew Delhi, Dec 22 : Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, has said that she would be speaking to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for a Special Session of Parliament to pass laws for providing death sentence for heinous crimes against women.

"I am speaking to Prime Minister for a special session of Parliament to provide death sentence for such heinous crimes against women. The people are genuinely angry," she tweeted.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has met the Prime Minister to brief him about the prevailing situation as protest intensifies in the national capital over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old on a moving bus.

The Prime Minister has asked Home Minister Shinde to ensure that there is sense of security among the people in the national capital.

Dr. Singh asked Shinde to take all adequate steps to stop recurrence of rape events.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chhaya Sharma today informed that all the six accused of the gang-rape have been arrested.

"The sixth accused Akshay alias Thakur was caught in the Aurangabad district of Bihar," she said.

Meanwhile, widespread protests are on in the national capital against the gang rape in a moving bus. Hundreds of protestors today gathered at India Gate and near Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi demanding tougher punishment for rapists and safety for women.

Police fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse the protesters who tried to breach barricades to push towards Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The government has appealed the protesters to calm down and not resort to violence.

Doctors attending to the victim at the Safdarjung Hospital here informed that her condition is improving and that she is optimistic and psychologically stable. (ANI)


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