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Minister expresses concern over violence against women, kids

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy, K Kavitha and actor-turned-politician today expressed concern over growing violence against women and children against the backdrop of Unnao and Kathua incidents.

"This type of atrocious incidents are happening at a time when knowledge is growing in society. This is very painful," told reporters.

People who indulge in such crimes should be given capital punishment, he added.

Regretting that atrocities against Dalits and women were increasing, Kavitha said the Centre should intervene and ensure justice.

"Either in Unnao incident or in the incident, it is very inhuman. In such inhuman action, I felt bad as a woman with the government elders behaving in a way to protect the guilty," she said.

The Centre must intervene to ensure justice for women concerned, she said.

Meanwhile, Pavan Kalyan, who held a protest at Indira Gandhi statue here, told reporters that tough laws were needed to put an end to atrocities against women.

The problem of assaults on women should be addressed from the stage of eve-teasing, he said.

He favoured bringing in punishments like caning, which is being followed in some countries.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:55 IST