Gangrape victim's only crime was to be born a girl in India, says BJP's Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj, who is the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, reiterated the BJP''s demand for a Special Session of Parliament.

"I had called up the Prime Minister on the very first day and demanded that a Special Session of Parliament be called. The Home Minister rejected my demand. I called up the Home Minister the very next day and requested him to call an all-party meeting. He even rejected that demand by the evening," said Swaraj.

"Neither do they want to sit together nor do they want to call a Special Session of Parliament, but they are ready for drama," she added.

Swaraj also lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for cremating the victim''s body early on Sunday morning.

Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley visited the girl''s residence here this morning and met the parents of the victim.

Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the gang rape victim''s body was flown to New Delhi from Singapore early on Sunday morning and cremated within hours. The cremation took place under a dense cover of fog.

The girl, a physiotherapy student, was gang raped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in South Delhi on the night of December 16.

The government, which is under sharp criticism from the opposition parties and the people of the country over the gang-rape incident, has set up a Commission of Inquiry to identify lapses and fix responsibility for the December 16 case and also constituted a committee of jurists for reviewing the existing laws to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of sexual assault.

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