Rape convicts under POCSO Act shouldn’t be allowed to file mercy petition: President Ram Nath Kovind
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that the people, who have been convicted of a crime under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, should not be given the right to file a mercy plea.
The President of India was addressing a National Convention on ‘Empowerment of Women for Social Transformation’ at the headquarters of Brahma Kumaris in Mount Abu, Rajasthan today (December 6, 2019).
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the theme of this national conference is very relevant. Brahma Kumaris is carrying out empowerment of women for social change in the true sense. He emphasised that a society based on equality and harmony could only be possible by empowering women.
The President said that women's safety is a very serious issue. A lot of work has been done on this subject but much remains to be done. The incidents of demonic attacks on girls shake the conscience of the country. It is the responsibility of every parent to instil among boys the feeling of respect for women.