PM Singh promises to enhance the safety of women in India

PM Manmohan Singh assures that the government will take significant measures to curb incidents similar to Delhi gang rape. He said the death of the gang-rape victim will not go in vain as all the authorities are joining hands to empower women in India.

“Her courage and her zest for life will always serve as an inspiration to us. We should all pay tribute to her by resolving that we will not let the loss of her life go in vain and will work together to enhance the safety and security of women in our country,” Singh said.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of Justice J S Verma Committee, which proposed amendments in criminal law to be able to deal more efficiently with heinous crimes against women.

“This brings me to the splendid work done by Justice JS Verma, Gopal Subramaniam and Justice Leila Seth in the committee that the Government had set up to recommend changes in criminal law to be able to deal more effectively with heinous offences against our women. It was one of the rare occasions when a committee constituted by the Government was able to finish its work ahead of time.

“The labor of love of these three great legal luminaries has made it possible for the Government to make our statutes stronger and more effective as far as crimes against women are concerned. As I have said on an earlier occasion as well, there is a great deal more that needs to be done not only for making women safer and more secure in our country, but also for empowering them socially and economically. Our Government will continue to make all possible efforts in this direction,” he added.

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