Mumbai: Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) president Prakash Ambedkar on Saturday demanded a special session of Parliament for amending the loopholes in the existing law to effectively deal with violence against women, especially rape.

“Instead of debate on the streets and through media, the need of the hour is to convene a special session of Parliament to debate and carry out amendments in the IPC and Cr PC acts,” said Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar.  The Dalit leader said special courts be set up, wherever required, for speedy disposal of pending cases.  “Similarly, in criminal and civil courts, the delay in trial and conviction be reduced”, he added. Referring to the ongoing protests in Delhi over brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedic student, Ambedkar said it was a good sign that the youth of today is independent and not protesting under the banner of any political party. “It shows that the younger generation is sensitive,” he said.

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