The political line seems to have blurred on the issue of Delhi gang rape of a student of physio-therapy college. Sonia and Sushama have joined voice to condemn the act.
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is a troubled man as both Opposition and his own party are tightening screw on him. He is to make a statement in Lok Sabah on Wednesday.
Meeting with top police officials on Wednesday morning the Home Minister is trying to chart out a course of action so that future episodes the likes of one witnessed on Monday do not take place.
He has set up a committee headed by the Home Secretary to suggest him ways to do it. Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President has taken serious note of the incident and wrote a strong letter to him seeking protection of woman folks in the country.
Sushama Swaraj, BJP leader in the Lok Sabha asked Shinde to ensure death penalty for the accused. BJP Mahila Morcha is organizing protest at Janatar Mantar in Delhi.
Renuka Chaudhary , another senior congress leader is protesting at Delhi police headquarters at ITO.
Shinde on his part is trying to wriggle out of the situation by identifying about 1300 poorly-lit stretches in Delhi where maximum crimes against women take place.
The issue of community policing has also come up for discussion in which PCR van would accommodate one or two local residents in its evening patrolling.
On Sunday evening, the 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and brutally beaten up by six men in a moving bus for almost an hour, before she and her male friend, who was also beaten badly, were thrown out of the bus at a flyover.
The police have said the crime went undetected also because the chartered, privately owned bus had tinted windows and blinds drawn across.