Raj Thackeray favours ‘Sharia type’ law to tackle rape cases

0Shares

MUMBAI:- Chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raj Thac­keray on Monday advocated a stringent Sharia-type law to tackle heinous crimes like rape against women and minors.

“Those who rape and kill minors, their hands and legs should be chopped off,” an emotionally-charged MNS leader said after meeting the relatives of a minor rape vic­tim here.

Thackeray said those in­dulging in heinous crimes against women or minors be dealt with mercilessly.

“There is a need for a Shar­ia-type law, prevalent in some Islamic countries, to deal with such crimes,” he said.

He also urged the gov­ernment to amend the relevant laws since the perpetrators of rape could misuse existing provisions to their advantage.

The 14-year old schoolgirl was kidnapped, gang-raped and her body badly mutilated in Kopardi village in Ahmed­nagar district. Her body was found on July 13.

Thackeray said the crime at Kopardi occurred because law and order in Maharashtra had collapsed and the present Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government is “proving worse than the earlier Con­gress-Nationalist Congress Party rule”.

Referring to Chief Min­ister Devendra Fadnavis’ an­nouncement to provide arms licences to rape survivors or their families, Thackeray said such measures will not suffice.

When told that the ar­rested accused had said they were inebriated when they allegedly committed the crime, the MNS leader coun­tered: “Even after drinking, don’t you recognise your mother or sister? You don’t do such things with them, then why with others?”

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS