Ban booze, porn to curb rape: Gnanadesikan

Published: 29th December 2012 09:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2012 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

Gnanadesikan

At a time when the Delhi gang-rape has resulted in wide-spread public outcry, TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan on Friday came out with his own solution to the problem: Ban porn and alcohol.

In fact, he went a step further and also said the party would launch a campaign for prohibition in Tamil Nadu. Thus, the party has now joined a band of political parties already raking up the issue in the State.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the party foundation day celebrations, Gnanadesikan opined strong laws alone cannot deter rape.

The MP said porn on the internet, that depicted women in bad light, fuelled such furious crimes. This was the same with obscene sequences on the silver screens which have to be curbed.

“Such content that depict women in an outrageous manner should be banned. This will help curb such crimes,” he pointed out.

This apart, he said widespread sales of alcohol and its resultant abuse was resulting in such crime. To put an end to this, the party will launch a campaign to ban booze in the State starting 2013.

On the National Development Council meet, he said the Centre does not discriminate between States. “If the Chief Minister had wanted, she could have asked for more time. There was no humiliation meted out,” he said.  On the power shortage in the state, Gnanadesikan said he had received a reply from Union Power Minister Jyothiraditya Scindia for the petition the Congress MPs submitted recently.

In this, the Minister had pointed out that Tamil Nadu will benefit from over 2,100 Megawatts of power by February from number of projects that have been completed recently. This was apart from the power from Koodankulam nuclear plant that the State was entitled to, he said.

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