The flurry of rape cases in India and the stoic silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resonated in the Parliament on Tuesday, with Congress seeking answers.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress' leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, said the country was moving from "Make in India" to "Rape in India".
He also said it is unfortunate that PM Modi is silent on women-related crimes.
Lately, India has been shaken by two back-to-back heinous crimes.
The first one concerned the brutal gang-rape of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad last month. The victim was burnt alive after the sexual assault, prompting people to take to streets demanding justice.
Last week, the Hyderabad police gunned down the four accused after taking them to the crime spot.
The second incident which made it to national headlines was the immolation of a rape survivor in Unnao.
Earlier this month, the 23-year-old woman was set ablaze by five men, including two accused of raping her, when she was on her way for a court hearing.
Subsequently, she breathed her last in New Delhi, proving how incompetent the state government really is.
At a time when women are distressed, PM Modi has chosen to remain silent.
Taking a dig at his "Make In India" slogan, Chowdhury said, "Unfortunate that Prime Minister who speaks on everything, is silent on this issue (crimes against women). From 'Make in India', India is slowly heading towards 'Rape in India."
He claimed there were 100+ incidents of rape in India daily.
To note, Chowdhury's statement comes a day after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi raised the same issue at a rally in Jharkhand.
"Women and farmers are being targeted with bullets. Women cannot step out from their houses without fear," Gandhi said.
He went on to say, "Uttar Pradesh MLA raped a woman. Narendra Modi didn't even utter a word."
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