Nothing. Nothing so far. We will update the story if and when our Honourable PM makes any comments regarding the same. At the time of writing this post, PM Modi was live on Facebook while inaugurating Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial in Delhi.
Update: PM Modi finally broke his silence during the speech at Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial and spoke about the disgusting crimes against girls. He said, “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice.”
the comments came after huge outrage on social media over PM’s silence on both Kathua and Unnao rape cases. His remarks were expected even more because in both cases, BJP leaders were directly involved. In Unnao, BJP leader Kuldeep Senger was the main accused. In Kathua, two BJP members (who later resigned) led the protests in support of the culprits.
Over PM Modi’s comment, INC President later asked “When?”, pointing towards the common practice of delayed justice in India.
The Unnao and Kathua rape cases have led to huge protests across the country, similar to what was seen back in 2012 against UPA government over Nirbhaya rape case and became one of the primary reasons behind the downfall of Congress.
Meanwhile, here is what prominent members of Indian politics had to say about the heinous crimes…
How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil?
What happened to Asifa at #Kathua is a crime against humanity. It cannot go unpunished.
What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child?
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 12, 2018
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) April 12, 2018
.@narendramodi जी को मेरा पत्र। कल से मैं अनिश्चितकालीन अनशन पे बैठूंगी। सिस्टम द्वारा बच्चों के रेप & केंद्र की चुप्पी बर्दाशत न होती। जब तक मांगें न मानी जायेगी, मैं अन्न नही लूँगी।
केंद्र 6महीने में बच्चों, महिलाओं के बलात्कारी को सख्त सजा व उनाव & कठुआ की पीड़ित का साथ दे! pic.twitter.com/ltwWdip1DD
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) April 12, 2018
Deeply disturbed by incidents of rape against minors, Smt. @Manekagandhibjp and @MinistryWCD intend to propose an amendment to the POCSO Act and set a strong deterrent for perpetrators of this heinous crime. https://t.co/j50STSusLC pic.twitter.com/kTrXfmDLN6
— Ministry of WCD (@MinistryWCD) April 13, 2018
Meanwhile, the likes of Yogi Adityanath, Amit Shah, and Arun Jaitley have made no remarks about the victims and the crime. Even female leaders like Smriti Irani and Sushma Swaraj are silent about it.
Silence is not always golden…