Rape cases due to lack of intellectual growth,says Cong MLA

With a lot being said over a series of rapes in Haryana over a month,a Congress MLA on Monday gave a new dimension to the tale by noting that such cases take place due to lack of “intellectual growth” in society.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2012 7:10 am

With a lot being said over a series of rapes in Haryana over a month,a Congress MLA on Monday gave a new dimension to the tale by noting that such cases take place due to lack of “intellectual growth” in society.

“The society has witnessed new dimensions of growth,but the intellectual growth has not yet taken place resulting in such incidents,” former minister and sitting MLA from Nalwa,Sampat Singh,said.

He also expressed the need for combined efforts to put an end to such incidents. “To curb this evil,there is a need to bring about a positive change in the thinking of the people rather than amending the law,” Sampat said.

Noting that such cases are a cause of “grave concern”,he,however,said incidents of rape occur all over the country but opposition is highlighting cases in Haryana alone.

Asserting that the state government was taking steps to check such crimes,Sampat advised BJP and Left parties to shift focus to other states “as National Crime Record Bureau figures point out that such incidents are more” in some non-Congress ruled states. He also gave figures to substantiate his claims.

Reacting to the comments,Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Ajay Chautala said Sampat “has tried to justify growing incidents of crime against women in Haryana by blaming it on lack of intellectual growth.”

Claiming that there was complete breakdown of law and order machinery in the state,Chautala said even SC/ST commission chairman P L Punia had recently pulled up the state government for failing to deal with such cases.

“Now,Congress is giving out figures to justify that more rapes are occurring in other states than in Haryana,” he added.

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