“Government is working against the issue, but people need to respect their daughters and make their sons responsible enough to maintain safety in society”, said PM Modi, finally calling for a social movements against the rising number of sexual harassment and rape cases in the country, every single day.
The Prime Minister of India has finally decided to speak on the topic that has disturbed the entire Indian society and crippled it with continuous occurrence of sexual barbaric acts. Talking about the promulgation of ordinance of death penalty for rape criminals, Modi said that this shows his government’s determination to act against such heinous crimes. At the same time, Modi said that while the government is working on its part, the people of India should understand the need to respect their daughters and teach their sons to behave in a way that they are responsible to maintain safety in the society.
Modi said that the ordinance has been passed by the government, allowing courts to sentence death penalties to the criminals who are convicted of raping minors below 12 years of age and a life-long imprisonment to all those convicted of raping child below 16 years old is proof that the government listens to the calls of citizens. The ordinance was passed by the Union Cabinet due to pressure created by common people who are calling for justice in wake of the Kathua rape and murder case of an 8-year-old and Unnao rape case on a teenager by a BJP lawmaker.
Addressing to a rally marking the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi also called for a social movement pan country to promote protecting girls and fight against the increasing number of rapes that are reported from across the nation. Modi said that a social revolution is needed to bring change in the way women are treated in the society. A social wake will certainly make a difference, but if implemented across the nation and if not brushed off like all other rape cases that has occurred in past. Any law being introduced, any new ordinance being passed, any rally being conducted or any call for social movement is vague – as long as we don’t act from today, from this hour, from this very movement – before it gets brushed off with time, before we get over it, before we have to cry for another Nirbhaya, another Asifa. Not this time.