With Unnao and Kathua rape cases sparkling intense protest across the country, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stayed tightlipped without making any comments on the issues. British ministers have said both these issues would be raised during Modi's visit, though these would be made privately rather than through "megaphone diplomacy". You said, "our daughters will get justice".India wants to know: "when?#SpeakUp".
"Son of a poor mother like me hails from a very backward section of the society and could become prime minister due to Babasaheb Ambedkar", he said.
Expressing anguish over the two incidents which have triggered widespread outrage, he also said such crimes challenge the very concept of social justice "and as a society and a country we all are ashamed of it".
The Prime Minister urged people to work together and rid society of the evil of rape and sexual violence against women.
Narendra Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit the tribal district of Bijapur, also launched a health insurance scheme. We will have to strengthen the family system, from social values to the judicial system, for this, only then will we create Baba Saheb's dream of India, create new India.
While at Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed on January 17, in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh, a teenage girl was allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his accomplices last year.
"The victims' family should get justice", the minister told reporters when asked about the case. The widespread criticism of the participation of two BJP ministers in J&K in protests organized by the Hindu Ekta Manch in favor of the accused in the Kathua rape case.
Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has already concluded much of his Karnataka tour and going by party sources, may address a few more rallies in places he has not visited yet.
He further said, "Under the theme of "Living Bridge", I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship". Women and girls are being killed and raped. I want to assure the nation that no culprit will be spared.