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Indian gov't says crimes against women to be dealt strongly

NEW DELHI, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Indian government Friday said that crimes against women like snooping, stalking or outraging the modesty will be dealt with strongly "by rising above politics."

"Any person who indulges in indecency with any women.. or snooping, stalking or outraging the modesty will get punishment under the strong law that the government has made. There should be no politics on these issues.. Action should be taken against the person by rising above politics," Indian Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh said in the national capital.

The Minister's remarks came at a time when a former editor of an investigative news magazine has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman colleague and the police of the western state of Gujarat was blamed for doing illegal surveillance on a woman architect some years back.

The Indian government had earlier this year passed stricter laws for sexual offenders in the wake of the brutal and fatal gangrape of a 23-ear-old medical student by six men on a moving bus in the national capital in December last year.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131129/indian-govt-says-crimes-against-women-be-dealt-strongly