New Delhi, Apr 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence on Kathua and Unnao rape cases and said the culprits won’t be spared. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Dr Ambedkar National Memorial, PM Modi condemned the crimes against women and said these incidents have shamed the country.
“Incidents being discussed since past two days cannot be part of a civilised society. I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice,” PM Modi said while dedicating the Ambedkar National Memorial to the nation.
“It’s an insult to the freedom fighters who gave their lives for the Independence of this country. We are all ashamed as a society, as a country,” Modi said after a nationwide outrage over the incidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
An eight-year-old girl was abducted and raped over and over before being horrendously murdered by a group of men in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua. She was held captive inside a temple and was sedated before being repeatedly raped and murdered.
In Unnao, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother Atul Singh Sengar are accused of raping a 16-year-old teenager at their residence on June 4, 2017. The girl attempted self-immolation on April 8 in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence to protest against alleged inaction. Her father died in jail, the next day.
At the time when PM Modi was condemning the Kathua rape incident, two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the Jammu and Kashmir government submitted their resignations to the state party chief. BJP ministers Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga took part in a rally in support of Khathua gangrape accused.