Govt acts against rape, but make sons more responsible: Modi
(Sourced from PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government's determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety. Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure safety of women and girls while addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh.
PM Modi said, "CM Shivraj Singh just referred to the capital punishment provided in the ordinance for rape against minors and I could see that it received cheers from everyone present here." "There's a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. So, the Center has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent," he referred to the ordinance.
On April 21, Modi's Cabinet approved the ordinance under which the death penalty could be awarded to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age, amid a nation-wide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors in Kathua, Surat, and Unnao. PM Modi, however, called upon the people to create an atmosphere for the safety of daughters.
"Families will have to enhance the honor and respect of daughters. Families should also make their sons more responsible," the Prime Minister said while addressing the National Panchayati Raj Sammelan at Ramnagar in the tribal-dominated Mandla district. "In this way, the safety of daughters would not be a difficult task. We have to launch a social movement in this direction," PM Modi said.