Statement of Dr.Subramanian @Swamy39 made on December 28, 2012
“I demand that the Prime Minister to immediately issue an Ordinance to make the offence of rape as one of terrorism.
Gone are the days when rape was an offence committed occasionally, by an individual against a woman in a fit of passion. Today rape has become an epidemic, committed by a gang, accompanied by a depraved and beastly brutalisation of the victim, as in the recent gangrape in a bus.
Such incidents have terrorized women, and traumatized parents. Hence it is tantamount to terrorism as per UN definition by which “terrorism is the act by violence to overawe innocent civilians to do or not to do something against their will.
Therefore without delay the Prime Minister must get an Ordinance issued to make rape a terrorism offence with either death or Bobbit cut as sentence.”
28TH DECEMBER 2012