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Willing for changes in laws over crime against women, say ministers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said in Lok Sabha that there cannot be a bigger inhuman act than the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad and the government was willing to bring a more stringent law over brutality against women if there is consensus in the House.The Members of the Lower House demanded strict punishment for guilty. Some even demanded death sentence for rapists.It was said that those guilty in Nirbhaya gang rape in Delhi in 2002 had not been meted out due punishment.Union minister G Kishan Reddy said the government was prepared to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for speedy justice in heinous crimes against women.TRS member Nama Nageswar Rao said the police had arrested the accused in six hours in the vet s rape and murder case. He said incidents of crimes against women were taking place in different parts of the country and time had come to make changes to IPC.Singh said that the entire country has been .

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