Disha Act, the most prestigious and revolutionary act passed by the Andhra Pradesh government within 16 days of a gruesome rape and murder of a young woman ‘Disha’ was again tabled in the house on Thursday’s session.
Addressing the house, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita in her speech stated that the Bill ensures that the investigation of the cases involving women & children harassment will be completed within seven days after the incident.
She also reiterated that 18 Disha police stations have been set up across the state and a DSP level officer has been appointed to expedite the investigation.
“Disha Law has received national 4 awards so far and we are confident that the act will bring a revolution in providing speedy justice to the victims,” she further said.
The house passed the Disha Amendment Bill after the Minister’s speech. However, the proceedings of the house were constantly objected by the opposition TSP leaders who insisting the speaker on giving them a chance to speak.
Meanwhile, the debated landed on the act,as Bill adds an offence of ‘Harassment of Woman’ to the IPC, which is not only loosely worded but has a potential to infringe the liberties of citizens.
Though the Bill gives the colour of adding new offences to the Indian Penal code (IPC), overall it merely increases the punishments for offences which were already existing.