People of India, including women welfare organizations strongly protest against such sexual abuse and harassment against women in India and demand for more severe punishments, including the capital punishment- hanging to the rapists and all sex-offenders.
Dr.Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India acknowledged that anger and protest against sexual abuse and rape is “genuine and justified”.
According to the Indian Home Ministry, decision making should happen in a rational manner and it cannot be driven merely by emotions.
The Indian Home Ministry has constituted a committee:
- headed by Justice J.S Verma, a ‘Retired Chief Justice of India’ with the following 2 members-
- Justice Ms.Leela Seth, a “Retired Chief Justice of the Haryana High Court” and
- Mr.Gopal Subramaniam, former “Solicitor General of India”