New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare led a candle light march on Tuesday night in his village of Ralegan Siddhi calling for a tough law to penalise rapists. Anna led the villagers as they demanded the government give the death penalty to those found guilty of the gangrape of the medical student in New Delhi.
He then went on to accuse the government of being as responsible for the crime as the rapists, criticising them for not passing tough legislation. The activist said that if there was a tough law in place the perpetrators wouldn't have dared to commit such a crime.
"Those who committed such a crime, they should be hanged. The government is as responsible for the crime as the rapists. People elected the government to make laws. Why has no tough law been made after 65 years of independence? If there was a tough law in place, these people wouldn't have dared to commit such a crime," Anna said.