New Delhi: Minister for women and children and textiles, Smriti Irani, expressed her concern on the gruesome gangrape of Dalit woman by four men in Hathras that shocked the nation.
She said that it is an issue under law and order. “An NCW official had visited the hospital and spoken to the family and officials in charge. I personally spoke to UP CM and home ministry officials regarding this case. I reached out because I wanted to ensure speedy justice”, she said.
Irani claimed that the CM had assured ‘harshest punishment’ to the accused and that she approached to everyone so that the girl and her family is served justice.
“…I feel assured by the CM that a fast track court will ensure a speedy trial.. but as a woman, can I get her back? I am sure a speedy trial will be done, but I hope they hang, and they hang soon”, she added.
She claimed that the government is not lagging behind to give protection to the nation’s women and it can be seen in how the crisis centres for women are functional across the country.
“They are working even during the lockdown. We are working with states legislatively and administratively on this. The state and society have to come together to ensure women are safe and that the forthcoming generations understand that the robust judicial system will instantly punish those who break the law”.
“More importantly, the mindset challenge that has been a subject of debate, regardless of political ideology, needs to be addressed because women’s issues are not political issues, but national issues”, added Smriti Irani.