Condoling the death of Delhi gang-rape victim, NCP MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said it is high time to take up the issue of women's and young girls' safety at public and private places as well as at home.
"Early morning, today, received tragic news of death of a rape victim from Delhi. I pray for peace to the great soul. We tried to join her struggle for life, but failed," Sule said on her blog.
"This is high time for us to retrospect about what has been happening for last 15 days. This is high time for us to take up the issue of women's and young girls' safety everywhere, at public places, private spaces and even at our home," she added.
Sule also called upon the government and the police machinery to remain alert on this issue. "Prime Minister himself mentioned that it is up to us all to ensure that her death will not have been in vain...Government, police and administrations at all level need to be alert on this issue," she said.
We should check all our further actions and our past decisions with respect to the safety of the women, Sule said adding, "This is a difficult time to control our outrage as social groups," she said.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Rashtravadi Yuvati Congress met Maharashtra DGP Sanjeev Dayal drawing his attention to the rise in crime against women.
They also urged Dayal that police should inform people, through regular media interactions, about the measures taken on the issue of women's safety.
Meanwhile, Deshbhakti Andolan, a city-based NGO held demonstrations at suburban Bandra here to demand resignation of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde alleging that he had failed to maintain law and order, in view of the recent gang-rape incident in the national capital.