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New delhi: Execution of rapists in full public glare, abolition of co-education and sober and dignified dress for girls are among the 11 suggestions made by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) to Justice J S Verma Committee on ensuring safety and security to women.
In a statement, JIH said it welcomed the government decision to set up committees to review the present anti-rape law and find out measures to make society safe for the women against the backdrop of the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi.
It hoped the committee will reach the root of the “disease” and find out the cure. The organisation gave suggestions to the three-member panel, which has been asked by the government to submit its report in a month.
“There should be provision for capital punishment for heinous crimes such as rape. These punishments should be given in public and there should be opportunity for people to witness the same so that it might act as deterrent to such heinous crimes.
“Co-education should be abolished and proper education facilities meant exclusively for women should be available at all level of education. Educational institutions should prescribe sober and dignified dress for girls,” the statement said.
The JIH also suggested that physical intimacy should only be permitted to those who are married.
“All sex outside marriage, including live-in-relationship, should be declared illegal and punishable,” the statement issued by Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of JIH, said.
The organisation was of the view that proper transport facilities for women should be made available particularly in towns and cities, and police reforms should be implemented at the earliest. “Marriage should be made easy and timely marriage should be encouraged. All forms of dowry should be abolished; all unnecessary expenditures be curbed and made punishable,” the JIH statement said.
“Electronic and print media, TV programmes, films and advertisements should avoid exposure of women and it should be made punishable.
“Alcohol, the root of all evils and crimes, particularly against women, should be completely banned in the whole country. Criminal laws in this regard should be made more stringent; the judicial procedure be simplified and made speedier,” it said.
Services of religious institutions and leaders should be sought to reform society, inculcate moral values and bring awareness against crimes especially among the new generation, JIH demanded.Agencies