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72nd Independence Day: PM Modi says 'Have to free society from mentality of rape'

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 August 2018, 10:58 IST

Addressing the nation on the 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that our society needs to be free from the 'disgusting' mentaility of rape, while hailing the recent hanging of a rapist awarded by a fast track court in Madhya Pradesh.

"We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape. Recently in Madhya Pradesh a rapist was hanged by fast track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. Rule of law is supreme, no one can take law in their hands," he said.
The Prime Minister also took note of many other women-centric issues and underscored the strides made by his government to address the same.

Delivering his fifth Independence Day speech as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said that he is proud of the fact that three women judges in Supreme Court are delivering justice. He also underlined that fact that the present cabinet has the most number of women since independence.

In a major reform for women serving in defence, Prime Minister announced, "Women officers commissioned in short service will get opportunity for permanent commission like their male counterparts."

He also pledged to end the practice of Triple Talaq.
"The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice to Muslim women. We are striving to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I promise the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them," said the Prime Minister.

This was the fifth time the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the Independence Day since the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014.


First published: 15 August 2018, 10:05 IST