More shocking and disturbing has been the communalization of this heinous crime and the defence of the accused who were arrested, by two ministers of the J&K government belonging to the BJP. In another outrageous act, the local bar association lawyers sought to prevent the filing of the case papers in the court.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) disapproves of the ordinance issued by the Central Government on the issue of sexual violence against women, ...
In the case of aggravated sexual assault/rape which would include gang-rape, child rape, custodial rape etc. the maximum punishment should be rigorous life imprisonment for the entire life of the person. In other cases of rape, the maximum sentence should be life imprisonment.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep sorrow at the tragic death of the brave young woman who had been a victim of brutal gangrape on a moving bus in the heart of the capital. It extends its heartfelt condolences to her family. It calls upon the government to extend all possible help now and in the future to them.