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Need to do away with mercy plea for child rapists, says President Ram Nath Kovind

Need to do away with mercy plea for child rapists, says President Ram Nath Kovind

Abu Road : President of India , Ramnath Kovind, has said  that the convicts of POCSO Act should be deprived of the right to mercy petition .President Kovind was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 2-day National Convention on Empowerment of Women for Social Transformation at Abu Road, the International headquarters of the Brahmakumari institution in Rajasthan.

“Many things are being suggested in this context . The accused been given the right to mercy petition in the constitution and I have said that it should be reconsidered. The right to mercy petition should be denied for the incidents which occur in the POCSO Act. They do not need any such right “, he stated.


“Now it all depends on our Parliament because there is a constitution, there is a constitution amendment but we all are thinking in that direction”,he further added. He said that the incidents of demonic attacks on daughters  of India shakes the soul of the country and that the women’s safety is a very serious matter. He added that  a lot of work has been done in this regard, but a lot of work still remains to be done.


President Kovind said that the Brahma Kumaris Institute is playing its effective role on the world stage through more than eight thousand service centers in about 140 countries of the world.  The institute has enhanced the pride of India all over the world.  In the fields of women’s empowerment, environmental protection, water conservation, energy conservation, sanitation, the institute is playing an important role in bringing about social change.  The President lauded the tradition of ” Sahbojh” in Shantivan of Brahmakumaris, saying that the arrangement of common sharing for people of all classes, caste and religion is commendable here. Kovind said that this group of thousands of Rajyogini women  is an example for the world. When we do not get peace, we go astray and think that there will be peace in the worship system.

” But even after all these things, we do not get peace, but this is the first step in worship, the method of worship, in the path of Brahmakumaris who has discovered spirituality.  If you have succeeded in this, then the sign will be the notion of moral and moral values.  If there is a lack of morality then it should be understood that we are not successful in our method of worship.  Finally comes spirituality.  Brahmakumari Dadi Janaki, the true test of walking on the path of spirituality, told that we are all children of one God.  The day this feeling will come in all of us, on that day we should understand that we have started walking on the path of spirituality. ”

Kovind said that Brahma Baba, the founder of orgnisation, has worked to carve diamonds for life.  “Today all of you, as all Brahmakumaris, there are thousands of women gems carved by Baba’s thinking. I give you the title of the female jewel.”

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