"What will so many laws do if the mindset of our country is not changed? Right now someone spoke about clothes...so what will young girls do? Wear saris and not skirts and frocks?"
"Most of the children who are abused are victimised by people known to them, by members of their family. The law has to be made in such a way that children are protected against such abuse."
Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Akali Dal
"Why did the government lower the age for consensual sex? So that old men from abroad can come from other countries, pay poor families some money and have sex with their young daughter? Are they legitimizing such practices?"
"There will be more teenage pregnancies, more cases of HIV, more cases of cervical cancer. Does the government want all that to happen to our girls?"
"What does the government mean by 'watch' or 'spy'? How can you penalise someone on those grounds. The Bill has to be reworded."
Image: Member of Parliament (MP) Jayaprada arrives at parliament in New Delhi