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Abolish co-education: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's solution to rape

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 06, 2013 19:17 hrs

Execution of rapists in full public glare, abolition of co-education and "sober and dignified" dress for girls are among the 11 suggestions made by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) to Justice JS Verma committee on ensuring safety and security to women.

In a statement, JIH said it welcomed the government decision to set up committees to review the present anti-rape law and find out measures to make the society safe for the women against the backdrop of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi.



It expressed hope the committees will reach the root of the "disease" and find out the cure. The organization gave 11 suggestions to the three-member panel, which has been asked by the government to submit its report in a month.

"There should be provision for capital punishment for heinous crimes such as rape. These punishments should be given in public and there should be opportunity for people to witness the same so that it might act as deterrent to such heinous crimes.

"Co-education should be abolished and proper education facilities meant exclusively for women should be available at all level of education. Educational institutions should prescribe sober and dignified dress for girls," the statement said.

The JIH also suggested that physically intimacy should only be permitted to those who are married.

"All sex outside marriage including live-in-relationship should be declared illegal and punishable," the statement issued by Nusrat Ali, secretary general of JIH, said.

The organization was of the view that proper transport facilities for woman should be made available particularly in towns and cities, and police reforms should be implemented at the earliest.



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