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Sushilkumar Shinde: Govt to bring tougher laws to ensure women’s safety

New Delhi, Feb 16 ():To ensure confidence among women in India, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said today that the government is functioning effectively and successfully towards bringing more tougher laws and fast-track courts in order  to try cases like the most disgraceful and shocking Delhi gang rape case of a paramedical student on December 16.

After taking the pride of honour, Shinde while addressing the Delhi Police at the 66th Raising Day Parade requested the force to make sure that such an incident will never repeat again and also pleaded the force  to be more responsive in fulfilling people’s needs.

The government is taking all possible steps to bring tougher laws and has set up fast-track courts in the country, claimed the Home Minister. Appreciating the Police for their efforts in finding the accused within 24 hours and filing a charge sheet in the Delhi gang rape case in 18 days, Sushil Kumar Shinde praised the law protectors and noted that more steps are needed for ensuring safety of women.

Shinde, who began his career as a police constable, said that though police job is to first maintain law and order, common man should be given the first priority; therefore the police should work more  responsively. Above all police should act as a friend with the people, said Shinde.

Terming the Delhi gang rape to be the most awful incident in his life, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar expressed happiness to solve the case within twenty-four hours. He however expressed concern over the anger of people on the streets of Delhi after the incident. “People expressed their anger on the police instead of laws, in which one of our police constable died and many officers were injured,” said the commissioner. People bursting out their anger this way towards the police cannot be justified, said the Police officer.