After blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for growing incidences of rape in the country, Congress leader called India, the rape capital of the world. While addressing a rally in Kerala's Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi said that India is known as the rape capital of the world. Foreign nations are asking the question that why India is unable to look after its daughters and sisters.
#WATCH Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad,Kerala: India is known as the rape capital of the world. Foreign nations are asking the question why India is unable to look after its daughters & sisters. A UP MLA of BJP is involved in rape of a woman & the Prime Minister doesn't say a single word pic.twitter.com/FOE35sflGT— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2019
"A UP MLA of BJP is involved in rape of a woman and the Prime Minister doesnot say a single word," Rahul Gandhi said. Earlier in another rally in Sultan Bathery, Rahul Gandhi condemned the BJP-led government at the Centre for the alleged rise in violence across the country, particulary against aswomen.
"You have seen the increase in violence across the country. Lawlessness, atrocities against women. Everyday we read about a girl getting raped and molested. Violence against minority communities and dalits is also increasing," Gandhi said at the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) convention.
"The reason for the increasing lawlessness is the breakdown of the institutional structures. It is because the man who is running the country believes in violence and indiscriminate use of power," Gandhi alleged.
"The world used to look towards India for direction, but now they look at us and say the country does not know how to treat its women," he said. The remark comes a day after Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze, died at a hospital in Delhi and the recent incident of a young veterinarian being raped, killed and set ablaze in Hyderabad by four people.
The country's biggest strength used to be its economy, now it was its biggest weakness, the Wayanad MP said adding Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not have a concept of taking this country forward. Later, Gandhi inaugurated a new department block of psychiatry and de-addiction centre at a hospital here and interacted with 400 newly trained disaster management volunteers at Kalpetta.