Even as the country debates need for tougher laws to go deeper into the subject of creating a safe environment for women, Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) has set up a Task Force led by Subodh Bhargava, Past President , CII who will lead the initiative and consult civil society, students and women’s groups apart from industry and submit its report to the authorities at the earliest.
A press statement issued here today said that the CII Task Force would also provide inputs to the Government formed Task Force, which is being Chaired by the Union Home Secretary.
The crimes against women are of deep concern to all citizens of the country; this needs to be contained quickly and efficiently. Industry feels strongly that everyone should be safe through maintenance of good law and order, the CII release further added.
CII is deeply saddened at the passing away of the young student who was savagely brutalised in a moving bus in the most heinous manner. CII salutes the enormous fighting spirit of the brave girl, who put in her best in her battle for survival and in spite of her very painful and irretrievable condition, provided enough evidence which helped in nabbing the culprits.
It said that the CII feels that the collective emotion that this incident has given rise to , should not be allowed to dissipate. It is now time for all citizens of this country to stand together to create a regime which ensures that such heinous crimes never get repeated.
The Press release went on to say that CII feels that this can be done if, apart from other things, the legal system is deterrent enough to potential perpetrators of such crimes. This can be done if the judicial system ensures two things - that punishment is meted out swiftly and definitively within a specified time frame, say three months. Secondly the nature of the punishment should be exemplary and strong enough to deter potential perpetrators.