Just about a week after new Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Aditya Nath declared an anti-Romeo squad, Madhya Pradesh Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan followed him and announced a similar clampdown on sexual exploiters on Friday.
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He even went a step ahead and said that his government will bring about a law enactment to hang rapists.
Along with his repeated teaching against alcoholism and prohibition of liquor in shops along the Narmada, a tough stand against sex crimes will earn Shivraj the benevolence of women — an important factor leading off the 2018 assembly polls.
The MP CM is extremely aware that Madhya Pradesh has the disgraceful tag of being the rape capital of the India with 4,391 cases filed in 2015.
This is the third time Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced his stand on the death punishment for rapists but the first time that he put out a timeline.
Speaking at the passing out parade of sub-inspectors on Friday, he said:
“We will table a bill in the monsoon session of the assembly to look the death penalty for rape. Once it is gets passed, it will be forwarded to the President of India for approval.”
After taking the salute at Police Training Academy in Bhouri on the outskirts of Bhopal, he said:
“The first condition for the development of the Madhya Pradesh and India is a good law-and-order system and this is the main responsibility of police…We will run a drive against Romeos.”
Officials said the Indian Penal Code(IPC) needs to be amended to give capital punishment to rapists and the state government can’t do it all alone.
However, the penalty for different crimes against women can surely be made harder, they said.
The government is making a tough effort to make rape a capital crime, especially when a minor is beaten and not to permit bail to the culprit in sexual offenses for 90 days.