Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Rapist Is Also Somebody's Son - Indian Prime Minister Talks About The Men Who Rape

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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the issue of rape in India during his speech to mark the country's 68th Independence Day.

He called on parents to also pay some attention to their sons, to find out what they do, their friends, and to talk to them to stop rape. And, in a country where a rape happens every 22 minutes, this is a welcome addition to the national conversation. Modi said;

“When we hear about these rapes our heads hang in shame. Those who commit rape are also someone’s sons. It’s the responsibility of the parents to stop them before they take the wrong path.”

"Even when they are only 12, young girls are always being asked so many questions by their parents, like 'where are you off to?'. But do these parents ask their sons where they are going? The law will take its own course but as a society every parent has a responsibility to teach their sons the difference between right and wrong."
He also spoke about gender inequality, appealing to doctors and parents not to kill the girl-child by committing abortion while the mother is still pregnant because they want a son.

Have we seen our sex ratio? Who is creating this imbalance? Not God. I appeal to the doctors not to kill the girl child in the mother's womb. I request the parents not to kill daughters because they want a son. Don't kill daughters in the womb, it is a blot on 21st century India. I have seen families where one daughter serves parents better than five sons.

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