Rape is rape, don't politicise it: PM Modi at London event

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Rape is rape, don't politicise it: PM Modi at London event

Reiterating that the incidents of rape and sexual assault on women is a matter of grave concern for the country, PM Modi said that why don't parents question their sons.

PM Narendra Modi spoke about the recent cases of rapes in Unnao, Kathua and Surat. Addressing the world at Central Hall Westminster on his four-day visit to the United Kingdom, Modi said that rapes are a matter of serious concern for the country.

 

Taking a jibe at the politicisation of the rapes, PM Narendra Modi said, "How painful it is when a little girl is raped. How can you say that these many women were raped during our government and this many during yours? Rape is rape. How can we bear this?"

Reiterating that the incidents of rape and sexual assault on women is a matter of grave concern for the country, PM Modi said that why don't parents question their sons.

"At the Red Fort I had said that when a girl comes home late, her parents question her, ask her about who she went out with, who is she talking to. Why don't they do that to their sons?"

Condemning the cases of rapes and sexual assault, Modi said that it is difficult to fathom how can someone inflict this much pain on a woman. "The rapist also comes from a family, he also has a mother," Modi added.

Criticise my government but do it with proper facts, says PM Modi

Replying to a question on the criticism his government faces, PM Modi today said that he has no problem against it but was sad that what passes off as criticism are indeed just allegations.The PM made the statement at a town hall organised in London's Central Hall Westminster."My problem is not against criticism. To criticise, one has to research and find proper facts. Sadly, it does not happen now. What happens instead is allegations," he said."I want this Government to be criticised. Criticism makes democracy strong. Democracy cannot succeed without constructive criticism," he added.

Taking a jibe at the politicisation of the rapes, PM Narendra Modi said, "How painful it is when a little girl is raped. How can you say that these many women were raped during our government and this many during yours? Rape is rape. How can we bear this?"Speaking about his journey from tea seller to Prime Minister, Modi said, "It was about my personal struggles. When you said Royal Palace, it is not about me but about the 125 crore people of India. The person in the railway station was Narendra Modi. The person in the Royal Palace in London is the sevak of 125 crore Indians."

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