PATHSALA, March 30: The students of Bajali College took out a protest march in Pathsala on Thursday in protest against the increasing number of rapes and killings. They carried banners and placards. The activities of Pratyasha - a ray of new hope, organized a silent protest programme and the students of Bajali College Students’ Union (BCSU) also participated in the programme. In the programme, the protesters demanded the government to promulgate stringent law against the rapists.
“Women are not safe in our country, nowadays it is difficult to go outside. Crimes against women occur every day in India. In view of the increasing number of crimes against women in Assam, stricter law should be formulated in Assam too as in Aruchal Pradesh,” said some protesters. Aruchal Pradesh recently became the fourth State in the country to pass a legislation approving the death pelty for child rape.
The Crimil Laws (Aruchal Pradesh) Amendment Bill-2018 was passed by unimous voice vote in the Aruchal Pradesh State Assembly by all the members present. The development in this regard follows a series of incidents where the public resorted to vigilante justice to punish alleged child rapists. Similar legislations were earlier approved by the BJP-ruled State in Madhya Pradesh, Harya and Rajasthan.