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Not only rapists, their parents also must be punished: BJP MLA

Parents of murderers too should get punishment, says Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya | Twitter/ANI Akash Vijayvargiya | Twitter/ANI

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Madhya Pradesh Akash Vijayvargiya said on Monday that the law should be amended to ensure that the parents of the rapists are also punished with imprisonment of one or two years. He said parents of the murder convicts should also be punished with imprisonment.

"If a person rapes, then in my opinion, not only should he get punishment, but his parents too for at least one or two years. Similarly, parents of murderers too should get punishment of two-three years along with the convict," the MLA said, addressing a programme of meritorious students of the 'Phool Mali Samaj' in Indore.

Akash, son of BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, said it is the responsibility of the parents to make their children good.

"It is not good to have children and then leave them. If one gives birth to a child then they should become a responsible person making their child a good man, a responsible and a cultured person. It is our responsibility to make our children good," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

“It is not only beneficial for our society but also it will contribute to strengthening the nation,” he further said.

Akash, however, added that it is his personal opinion, though he would like to frame a law on the issue if he got a chance.

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