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Nun gangrape: Congress, BJP condemn rape of nun in WB

Javadekar condemned the alleged gangrape of a 71-year-old nun a convent school in West Bengal.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
Updated: March 15, 2015 3:33:41 pm
Nun gangrape, Nun rape, Congress, Indian National Congress, P C Chacko, convent school, West Bengal, anti-socials elements, 71-year old nun, rape, gangrape, dacoits, Nadia district, CID, Javadekar, Prakash Javadekar, West Bengal, JD(U), Sharad Yadav, South Indian women, rape, crime Students of Convent of Jesus and Mary School participate in a protest against the gang rape of a nun in her 70s by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from robbing the Christian missionary school in Begopara. (Source: AP Photo)

Congress leader P C Chacko on Sunday condemned the alleged gangrape of a nun and the ransacking of a convent school in West Bengal and sought “extreme punishment” for the culprits.

“Extreme punishment should be awarded to the culprits. The governments (in the state and at the Centre) are not acting according to the gravity of the situation….Their lapses are more evident (in this case)…That is the most unfortunate part of it,” he told reporters in New Delhi.

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He said the anti-socials elements responsible for this should be urgently apprehended, an enquiry carried out “without any loss of time” and punishment awarded expeditiously.

A 71-year old nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits in a convent school in Nadia district on Saturday, evoking an uproar across the state. A CID probe has been ordered in the incident but no one has yet been arrested. The gang also decamped with Rs 12 lakh kept in the almirah after the crime.

Javadekar also condemned the alleged gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Saturday.

“All rapes are heinous crime against women. Men need to be sensitised more and women need to be protected in a much better way and this is absolutely unacceptable. The state government (West Bengal) has to take tough action,” he replied to a query on the incident.

Asked about the controversial comments of JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on South Indian women, Javadekar said, “I think he has explained, but this is very bad and these (comments) are bad in taste.”

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