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National Commission for Women (NCW) slams Rahul Gandhi on rape remarks

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New Delhi: National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma has slammed Rahul Gandhi for his “rape in India” remark.

Sharma rebuked Gandhi in her tweet saying: “What does @RahulGandhi intend to convey by saying ‘rape in India’? How come it’s so easy to use word ‘Rape’? Does he realize how tormenting it can be for women? Two of the states with maximum number of cases, which doesn’t have women Commission has Congress govt. What about it?”

Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand took a jibe at the Prime Minister’s pet project ‘Make in India’ and said: “Earlier it was ‘make in India’, but now it is ‘rape in India’.”

There was an uproar in Parliament over his statement and MPs sought his apology considering the statement to be against the dignity of women. The most scathing attack was made by Union minister Smriti Irani who said “This is the first time in the history of India that a man from Gandhi family has the audacity to insult women and call for their rape. This is the first time in the history of India that a leader is giving loud call that Indian women should be raped. Does he mean that all men in India want to rape women? Is this Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of the country?”

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday refused to apologise over his rape remark and hit out at the government saying this was “merely an excuse” for them (BJP government) to divert attention from the main issue.

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Prime Minister Modi wishes nation on 71st Republic Day

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning extended his warm wishes to Indians on the occasion of India”s 71st Republic Day.

Prime minister took to Twitter to convey his greetings: Wishing everyone a happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!”

Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their conditional duties.

“It should be part of our daily routine to introspect on Gandhiji”s message of truth and non-violence, which has become all the more necessary in our times,” said Kovind while addressing the nation.

Meanwhile Naidu asserted, “Let us pledge to faithfully discharge our constitutionally mandated Fundamental Duties and be responsible citizens who will be proactive partners in the nation”s development.”

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