India should feel ashamed, says Jaitley

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 06:20 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) "The entire country should hang its head in shame." This was BJP leader Arun Jaitley's reaction Saturday to the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim.

"This is an occasion to introspect why this woman became a victim of such a terrible crime," the Rajya Sabha member after the 23-year-old victim passed away in a Singapore hospital.

"We need to ask ourselves why such incidents happen in India. What kind of atmosphere have we created that allow such crimes to take place...

"The most important thing is to have an alert citizenry... Only alert citizens can force police to act, prevent such crimes from happening."

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