“Rape Is Rape, Shouldn’t Be Politicised”: PM Modi Amid Outrage Over Kathua Case

“When a child is raped… we cannot compare these incidents in numbers for different governments. Rape is rape… How can we accept this?” PM Modi asked.

LONDON: Amid massive anger across the country over the numerous rape cases that have surfaced recently, including the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said “rape is rape” and should not be politicised.

“When a child is raped… we cannot compare these incidents in numbers for different governments. Rape is rape… How can we accept this?” PM Modi asked on Wednesday.

The prime minister today said that the recent sexual assaults were a matter of shame for India.

“Every time in our country… it is always the woman who is questioned. The person who is committing these crimes is also someone’s son… The rape of a (daughter) is a matter of worry, a shame for the country.”

“When a child is raped, what could be worse? Is that the time to compare metrics versus the earlier governments? When a girl comes home late, all parents are worried. When a boy goes out and comes home late, why don’t we ask him where he was?”, PM Modi said during an interaction with the Indian community at London’s iconic Central Hall Westminster.

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