Janata Party President Dr. Subramanian Swamy has demanded the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to immediately issue an ordinance to treat rape like a terrorist offence.
ACCORDING TO Dr Swamy, those days are gone when rape was an offence committed occasionally by an individual against a woman in a fit of passion. “Today rape has become an epidemic, committed by a gang, accompanied by a beastly brutalisation of the victim, as in the recent gang rape in a bus,” Dr Swamy said in a media statement.
He said that such incidents have terrorized women, and traumatized parents. Hence, he felt that it is tantamount to terrorism as per UN definition by which "terrorism is the act by violence to overawe innocent civilians to do or not to do something against their will.
Therefore, he demanded that without delay the Prime Minister must get an ordinance issued to make rape a terrorism offence with either death or bobbitisation as sentence.