Hyderabad, Apr 14 (PTI) Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy, TRS MP K Kavitha and actor-turned-politician Pavan Kalyan today expressed concern over growing violence against women and children against the backdrop of Unnao and Kathua incidents.

“This type of atrocious incidents are happening at a time when knowledge is growing in society. This is very painful,” Reddy told reporters.

People who indulge in such crimes should be given capital punishment, he added.

Regretting that atrocities against Dalits and women were increasing, Kavitha said the Centre should intervene and ensure justice.

“Either in Unnao incident or in the Jammu and Kashmir incident, it is very inhuman. In such inhuman action, I felt bad as a woman with the government elders behaving in a way to protect the guilty,” she said.

The Centre must intervene to ensure justice for women concerned, she said.

Meanwhile, Pavan Kalyan, who held a protest at Indira Gandhi statue here, told reporters that tough laws were needed to put an end to atrocities against women.

The problem of assaults on women should be addressed from the stage of eve-teasing, he said.

He favoured bringing in punishments like caning, which is being followed in some countries.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.