India must protect its women; don't politicise rape: Modi

Tags: News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India should respect and protect its women, in his first comments on the issue since the shocking double rape and hanging of two young girls two weeks ago.

"Respecting and protecting women should be priority of 1.25 billion people in this country," the 63-year-old prime minister told parliament, saying that rape should not be politicised.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Global processes create existential crises for nations

    Over 500 years ago, English king Henry VII eschewed bonds with the Roman empire, dismissed papal authority and took England out of Europe.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Urs Schoettli

Brexit from an East Asian point of view

The decision of the Br­itish voters to leave the European ...

Zehra Naqvi

The hawk & the human

Humankind is obsessed with the desire to fly. That’s why ...

Bubbles Sabharwal

A piece of peace

Travel is intoxicating and invigorating, magical and mystical! You never ...