Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaking his silence on the rape-murder of an 8-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress demanded that he should now take “some serious action”, instead of giving “assurances”.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Twitter asked him when will the victims get justice after thanking him for breaking his silence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised justice and said the incidents have shamed the country.
Dear Prime Minister,
Thank you for breaking your long silence.
You said “our daughters will get justice”.
India wants to know: when?#SpeakUp
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 13, 2018
The Congress also said the BJP has an anti-Dalit mindset and just by inaugurating a memorial their ideology and mindset won’t change.
“We are very very thankful that the Prime Minister has spoken at least..even if he has done it after three months, after weeks of Unnao, even if he has spoken at the demand and insistence of the opposition parties like us,” said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
“But at least he has spoken. I wish he will now convert his words to deeds. We want him to take some serious action,” he added.
“Mere slogans and jumlas will neither prevent, nor reduce Unnaos and Kathuas. For Dalits you can inaugurate as many memorials as you like, but the fact of the matter is you are reducing sub-plans, financial allocations, robbing them of their scholarships, you are participating in conspiracies to dilute their reservation and then you are shedding crocodile tears in the name of Dalits.” Singhvi said.
Earlier, Breaking his silence on the Unnao and Kathua rape cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said those who commit crimes against women will not be spared. “Incidents being discussed since past two days cannot be part of a civilised society. As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it. 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 during the inauguration of Dr Ambedkar National Memorial .