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Child rapists shouldn’t have right to file mercy petition: Ram Nath Kovind

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December 6, 2019, 9:19 pm

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Jaipur: Amid uproar over the Hyderabad rape and murder case in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind said in Jaipur on Friday that the people found guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act should not be given the right to file a mercy petition. He expressed concerns over the rising cases of rapes and assault against women.

Kovind was speaking at a national conclave over women empowerment at Brahma Kumaris situated in Abu Road. He said that the Indian women are proving their metal across the globe, but they are also increasing falling victim to violence and rape incidents. He said that for the society’s development, the women empowerment is necessary.

“A lot has been done towards women safety, but a lot is yet to be done. The women empowerment should begin at home. The parents can play an important role in this. They should respect our daughters and encourage them to pursue their ambitions,” Kovind said.

He added that the criminals found guilty under POSCO Act should not have the right to file mercy petition. The Parliament should think about it, he said adding that this right should repelled. Those who inflict physical assault on women don’t deserve any mercy.

First published: December 6, 2019