Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Reuters)
- It is a travesty to reduce lynchings to mere statistics: PM Modi
- He also slammed the Opposition for politicising violence
- He urged all to rise above politics to ensure peace and unity
In the wake of recent incidents of lynchings across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it was a travesty to reduce such incidents to mere statistics and politicise them.
Targeting the criticism by the Opposition, PM Modi said that it was indicative of a kind of perverse mindset that sees crimes and violence as something to be milked, instead of opposing them.
“Even a single incident is one too many and deeply unfortunate. Everyone should rise above politics to ensure peace and unity in our society,” said PM Modi.
Prime minister reiterated that his party has, on multiple occasions, spoken against such actions and mindset.
WE GO BEYOND JUST WORDS
“My party and I have spoken in clear words, on multiple occasions against such actions and such a mindset. It is all on record. Also, we are people who go beyond just words. Look at the actions of our Home Ministry to see how we have acted against violence,” said PM Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke about the crimes against women.
“Soon after I assumed office, I had said from the ramparts of the Red Fort that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the dignity of women, whether government, society, family or individual. At the level of government, we have gone to the extent of making provisions for capital punishment in certain category of crimes against women,” said PM Modi.
While talking to news agency ANI, PM Modi also highlighted the government promptness in bringing justice for victims of violent crimes
“You might have noted that results in terms of quick disposal of such cases leading to even capital punishment have started coming in. Let there be no doubts about the will of my Government to implement the Rule of Law in its true letter and spirit,” said PM Modi.