Rahul attacks Modi over increasing violence against women

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 26, 2018 Published on June 26, 2018

Congress President Rahul Gandhi   -  PTI

Congress chief cites a report of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which said India is the most dangerous country for women

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday cited a damning report on violence against women to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the increasing violence against women was a shame for the country.

He cited a report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to point out that India is the most dangerous nation for women.

“While our PM tiptoes around his garden making yoga videos, India leads Afghanistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia in rape and violence against women. What a shame for our country!” he tweeted on Tuesday.

The report said that as India’s rape “epidemic” worsens by the year, critics have pointed fingers at the Modi government for not doing enough to protect women.

“The world’s second most populous nation, with 1.3 billion people, ranked as the most dangerous on three of the topic questions – the risk of sexual violence and harassment against women, the danger women face from cultural, tribal and traditional practices, and the country where women are most in danger of human trafficking including forced labour, sex slavery and domestic servitude,” it added.

Published on June 26, 2018
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