BJP committed to safety of women: Ravinder Raina

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 18: BJP State chief and MLA Nowshera, Ravinder Raina has welcomed the Ordinance promulgated by Governor, N N Vohra giving death sentence to a person raping the minor girl.
Raina, while welcoming it termed the move as the positive development for health of society and a big step to banish rape in the society.
Raina said that under the present amendment ordinance, raping a girl under the age of 12 years will invite death sentence where as for a woman under 16 years of age will invite 20 years imprisonment which may extend to the remainder of convict’s life. This will also involve that inquiry be completed at the fastest pace, he added.
He further said that an exemplary and deterrent punishment is the need of the hour and this step confirms the BJP’s commitment to ensure safety of women.
Raina said that the enforcement of law was the top priority of the BJP led NDA Government at the Centre as well as the alliance Government in the State, but at the same time society has a lot of responsibility on its shoulder by working on the psychology of the masses constituting the society itself.
He stated that along with ensuring the safety for women, we also need to talk for the basics ethics and moral values in the society at large. It should be automated in ones subconscious mind that what is right and what is wrong, he asserted.
Raina further stated that BJP under the strong and dedicated leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will ensure the safety of any vulnerable sect. Those who have power, also have the moral obligation to defend all those who need their support and stand, the BJP will ensure this, he added.