Earlier in the day Samajwadi Party MP, Jaya Bachchan spoke about the Hyderabad rape case and suggested in the parliament that the rapists be left to the public to be lynched.
Now, while sentiments are running high all across the country, this is still a lawmaker calling for mob justice for criminals, irrespective of how heinous the crimes may be.
Bachchan's comments have drawn some sharp responses on Twitter, with many believing that her call of lynching is the way to go.
I always oppose her view.. This time also when I know some controversy with bachan I came here.. But this time I fully support her... Don't expect justice from system they will never deliver it. #JayaBachchan pic.twitter.com/YVqJu5Hlhy— Shriraj Chandak (@chandak_shriraj) December 2, 2019
An Eye for an Eye & A Tooth for a Tooth"is the Better way of dealing with the "Rapists"Rather than Send them to Custody & Drag the "Legal process" then let them get "Parole" #LynchRapistsDemand #JusticeForPriyankaRaddy #JayaBachchan pic.twitter.com/WcHQ2zlhhp— Thiruvalluvan1969 (@Thiruva09112489) December 2, 2019
Not Just #JayaBachchan, Mothers of accused in Priyanka Reddy's case too demand that perpetrators should meet the same fate as victims— Mahi Atal (@mahi_atal) December 2, 2019
Crimes against women will become a norm of the day unless stringent measures are taken#JusticeForDisha #LynchRapistsDemand #Lynching
Absolutely madam. I think this is the best suggestion. the greatest of fear in someones life is getting lynched by public. #jayabachchan govt should introduce this legislation to punish the culprits of gangrape. I think juvenile act should be relooked too.#MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/gIZyBbdFhb— Abhishek Kumar (@im_ur_abhi) December 2, 2019
#PriyankaReddyCase: If you have not been able to provide security then leave it to the public to give judgment. Those who failed to provide security and those who committed the crime should be exposed in public: MP #JayaBachchan.— Neha Lamba (@NehaLamba11) December 2, 2019
very well said @JayaBachchan.
That being said, the former actress is also being severely criticised by those who don't see mob justice as a viable solution.
Current situation in India is like -— Darkest Knight (@NoooWhiteKnight) December 2, 2019
"Chal lynching lynching khelte hai".#JayaBachchan
The way #JayaBachchan used Lynching so easily inside Parliament without even giving second thought, speaks a lot about how serious Law Makers are about Lynching in our Lynchistan— Sarcasm™ (@SarcasticRofl) December 2, 2019
People have turned insane!! Yes we are angry! Yes we want fast justice. But @TimesNow and #JayaBachchan get a hold of yourselves. We want to remain India and not turn into Lynchistan -- dont encourage people to start lynching on suspicion without due process and investigation! https://t.co/iNVxQxQZZO— Sucheta Dalal (@suchetadalal) December 2, 2019
#JayaBachchan was silent when Mulayam Singh (on Nirbhaya Case) said, rape is just a mistake committed by boys— Vikrant ~ विक्रांत (@vikrantkumar) December 2, 2019
Silent when #AzamKhan made despicable underwear comment on Jaya Prada
Because both were her party Leaders
Now grandstanding with stupid suggestion in Parliament https://t.co/KHKWonWIaU
#JayaBachchan is a member of parliament. A lawmaker, like a court judge should leave emotion and personal bias at home, and act according to law & constitution.— Shirley Serious (@_therealNobody) December 2, 2019
JB was out of line and irresponsible in supporting lynching. Exemplifies the quality of our lawmakers.
#JayaBachchan— Tanvir Khan (@Tanvir_2222) December 2, 2019
What kind of lady is she? Instead of pressurising the law, enforcement agencies to expedite scientific investigations and fast trials, she is instigating people to lynch accused and take law in their hands. She should be sacked from Upper House.
Knee jerk reactions have never solved any problems. #JayaBachchan you should have atleast displayed some maturity before opening your mouth.— Nogan Hogan (@HoganNogan) December 2, 2019
This lady #JayaBachchan has lost her mind either or thinking residing under Sharia ruling— Abhijit Chatterjee (@abhijitc4) December 2, 2019
Provoking violence #LynchRapistsDemand in parliament is against the Constitution of India
Must apologise and resign #JayaBachchan https://t.co/HGg962gvL9
#JayaBachchan lynching is also a crime.— रवि कुमार सिंह (@rksingh386) December 2, 2019
a crime is never be a solution for a crime.
this way we just creat a society of criminals. we want a civilised society. the incident happened its not acceptable but we shoud be a sensible citizen. jay is MP so she should be more responsible
How can justice and lynching go together ? To ask for stricter laws to punish rapists is one thing and to ask for— Avinash Ega (@__aega__) December 2, 2019
lynching is different. Such irresponsible statement from an elected minister! #JayaBachchan https://t.co/cWhkczv2XO
When a law maker 'makes' lynching a part of Justice against rape, you know that the country is far far far from taking rape crime seriously.— DrVatsa ਡੋਕ ਵੱਤਸ (@DocVatsa) December 2, 2019
What a frustrating statement!#JayaBachchan
These MPs are the problem! With lawmakers like #JayaBachchan , instead of improving the implementation of the law, asking for scientific investigations &special courts & fast trials she wants people to be lynched.— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) December 2, 2019
Absolutely bizarre! This will actually make he law &order worse! https://t.co/7IPEMpChzp
Do you know there is a presence of legal system and rule of law in our country.— Dhananjay Barsagade (@DhananjayBarsa3) December 2, 2019
Country isn't a Bollywood.
Earlier Hyderabad Police had issued a 16-point advisory for women safety, which had also caused an uproar on Twitter as it was only addressed to women.