Has silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi become deafening?
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always batted for women empowerment in his speeches. But unfortunately, the leader of India and self-proclaimed well-wisher of women could not spare time from his 'super-busy' schedule to utter a single word about the outrageous Kathua rape-murder and Unnao gangrape cases.
Some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fanatics may argue that Modi ji is the Prime Minister of India and he is not bound to speak on issues like these. They may also squabble with us saying that PM is not accountable for dealing with such incidents.
The PM and hiss office, however, had ample amount of time to congratulate the medalists at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, share the pictures of Dr Ambedkar National Memorial and share the clips of his speech at the DEF Expo India in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu.
This sheer ignorance of burning issues like Kathua rape case and Unnao gangrape where victims were minors is surely disappointing for the entire nation.
It is worth mentioning that in Kathua, an eight-year-old girl named Asifa was followed to the forest and was raped by a man. His brutality did not stop here as he called his friends and asked them if they were interested in raping a child, and seven more of them joined him during the course of at least three days. She was even given sedatives again and again to keep her body in condition of being raped. When her body stopped responding, they decided to kill her and even hit her on the head with a stone twice to confirm if there was any life remaining in her.
Unnao ganrape involves BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and few of his close aides. It has also been alleged that his goons had brutally thrashed the victim's father so badly that he died in the police custody.
But still, these issues do not seem appropriate enough to be addressed by our very own Prime Minister who calls himself 'Pradhan Sevak (Prime Servant)' of the country.
Note: In no way do we mean that the tweets done by official handles of Naraendra Modi and Prime Minister's Office were unnecessary, but our question is when the PM has time for these customary updates, why could he not speak on the issues which have set the country on boil.
Here is what PM and his office have tweeted in past few days: