Rewari Gang Rape Case: Babita Phogat Suggests ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana’ Slogan Should Be Changed to ‘Beton Ko Padhao Aur Beton Ko Samjhao’ (Watch Video)

Rashmi Mishra

Not a single day goes in India when we are not shaken up to the core by new sexual assault cases reported from different parts of the country. Nirbhaya rape case in 2012 was a watershed moment, but did it really curb the sexual crimes against women. My answer is big fat NO. Everyone knows about rising rape cases in India, some blame victims while others dissect the causes. But is it bringing any change? Because if it did, we would not have another shocking gang-rape horror – Rewari gangrape case! Speaking about the increasing violence against women, 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Indian wrestler, Babita Phogat suggests it is high time to focus on male – educate them, teach them and make them understand very clearly. The Haryana girl, in fact, says it is time to change ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana’ slogan to ‘Beton Ko Padhao Aur Beton Ko Samjhao’ in this video. For 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', our Daughters Must be Alive: Shabana Azmi.

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Speaking to ANI about the increasing rape cases in the country, Indian star wrestler Babita Phogat, said that there should be a new slogan for men in the society, ‘Beton ko padhao aur beton ko samjhao’. The 28-year-old also met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said, “I could not meet Mohan Bhagwat in person otherwise I would have asked him to raise awareness against the crime, which people are committing against women. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao se kuch nhi hoga. Slogan should be changed now. It should be ‘Beton ko padhao aur beton ko samjhao”. Rahul Gandhi Attacks Modi Government Over Rewari Rape Case, Says It Allows Rapist to Walk Free.

Babita who hails from Haryana where the gruesome gangrape took place in Rewari, further added how there is a need of education and stricter laws to stop the crime against women. She said boys it is the responsibility of parents to give their male child a good upbringing in terms of teaching them right moral values and respecting women. Babita was quite vocal about the government to stand up for women in the country and not just voice slogan ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. It is important that stringent rules and laws are in place, criminals should be scared of their actions, severe punishments and justice is served on time, and only then such heinous crimes will end.

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Watch Indian Wrestler Babita Phogat Speak on Rising Rape Cases in India

What is Rewari Gangrape Case?

A 19-year-old girl, a school topper, hailing from Rewari was abducted from a bus stop in Kanina town in Mahendragarh district on September 12 on her way to a coaching class. Police said she was allegedly drugged and gang-raped at a room adjoining a tubewell in an agricultural field. Three men including one of the prime accused, Nishu, have been arrested by Haryana Police. An army personnel Pankaj and Manish are still absconding. The police had also arrested two other men in the case -- Dr Sanjeev, who first attended to the woman following the crime, and Deen Dayal, at whose room she was allegedly raped. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief Nazneen Bhasin had said that raids were on to capture two other accused -- soldier Pankaj and Manish. (Inputs from IANS).