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NCW welcomes Jayalalithaa's views on crime against women

January 01, 2013 19:25 IST

National Commission for Women welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's views that laws dealing with crime against women should be amended, saying they would help contain such violations.

"It is a very good suggestion suggestion. She has asked for harsher punishment for the accused and has also said that steps will be taken to amend the Goondas Act.

"She has also asked for setting up of more fast-track courts to deal with such crimes. If all these measures are followed there will certainly be a decrease in the crime rate," NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma told PTI.

Pitching in for harsher punishment for rape, Jayalalithaa earlier in the day said her government would request the Centre to make necessary changes in the law to provide death penalty and chemical castration to those involved in such crimes.

Expressing grief over the death of the 23-year-old Delhi gangrape victim, Jayalalithaa announced a 13-point action plan to

ensure women's safety and prevent incidents of sexual harassment.


asked what steps NCW was taking in this regard, Sharma said that they had already sent their recommendations to the government.


have sent our recommendations three months before," Sharma said, adding that it takes time to make changes in the law.


is not something which can be changed in one or two days. It needs to be discussed in Parliament," Sharma said.


NCW chief, however, said it was more important to implement the laws than enacting them.


can not just get away with framing of laws, it is more important to implement those laws.


are demands for chemical castration. People have also been asking for capital punishment. But that is for the Parliament to decide. My only concern is that a serious law should be enacted which would act as a deterrent so that such crimes are not repeated," she said.

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