‘Our heads hang in shame,’ says PM on crime against women

Silent on the BBC documentary ban, Modi speaks out on women’s day

GN Bureau | March 9, 2015


#bbc documentary   #december 16 gangrape   #delhi gangrape case   #narendra modi  

Prime minister Narendra Modi, who had kept silent on the entire controversy over the BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape, has said, “Our heads hang in shame when we hear of instances of crime against women” and announced that the government is setting up 'one-stop-centres' besides a helpline for those facing violence, abuse or harassment.

READ:
See documentary on gangrape, BBC producer urges Modi

The occasion for his message was the International Women’s Day, March 08.

“We must walk shoulder to shoulder to end all forms of discrimination or injustice against women. The government is setting up one-stop-centres that will provide assistance, legal advice and psychological counselling to women who face violence or abuse.

“The government is also commencing a mobile helpline to enable women to dial 181 for access to counselling and referral services,” he said.

“I salute the indomitable courage and stellar achievements of women. Today, we renew our pledge to make women an equal and integral part of our development journey. My government has initiated several measures aimed at bringing about a positive change in the lives of women. That is central to our vision of India’s progress and a life of dignity and opportunity for all our citizens,” he said.

According to the prime minister, the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme seeks a paradigm shift in attitudes towards the girl child and places emphasis on educating the girl child. He also praised the Sukanya Samruddhi programme and the MUDRA bank initiative, stating that these will support women achieve financial independence.

He also mentioned that social security schemes such as the PM Suraksha Bima Yojana, PM Jeevan Bima Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana will benefit women in a big way.

“I seek the support of one and all, in transforming our vision into reality,” the prime minister said.

Comments

 

Other News

The training advantage

It’s a sultry March afternoon and students at a municipal school in Santacruz East are engrossed in their lecture. It’s 4 pm already but the training session in the mobile repairing course is in full swing. Twenty-four boys and four girls of class IX are in the last leg of their course before t

App aid for healthcare

Courier services and sales teams have soared into efficiency using smartphone apps to monitor deliveries, visits, timeliness and performance. Taking a leaf from their book, Gujarat is equipping accredited social health activists (ASHAs) and midwives with smartphones and an app to bring down infant and ma

Government divests 12% stakes in RITES; IPO opens on June 20

The railway infrastructure consulting PSU, RITES Limited is coming up with its IPO on June 20, 2018, as the government of India is selling its 24 million equity shares (12%) stake in the Mini Ratna PSU. As an initial public offering 25,200,000 equity shares are offered in which employee reservation portion

“This initiative is for future generations”

Speaking to Governance Now, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani elaborates on the Sujalam Sufalam scheme to rejuvenate talavdis and desilt reservoirs and lakes. He also speaks on water, politics, and cons

Water by the pondful

It’s 10 am and in Dhandhuka town of Ahmedabad district, the sun is already scorching. A dry lake, which was desilted and deepened a few weeks back, has been turned into a venue for a fete. Shamianas have been erected, women in bright sarees and men and children in their best clothes flock the venue,

Thugs of Hindustan

This story may sound apocryphal but it was recounted by LK Advani in one of his casual conversations. Talking about Morarji Desai, he said that despite his idiosyncrasies, he was a man of impeccable integrity. To buttress his point Advani recalled this incident: After the Janata Party formed the government

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter