Stop commenting on rape incidents: Modi to politicians

Stop commenting on rape incidents: Modi to politicians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said politicians should stop commenting on rape incidents and stop the "psychological analysis" of such incidents.

"I want to appeal to the politicians of the country, stop this psychological analysis of incidents of rape. It does not suit you," Modi said in the Lok Sabha replying to the debate on the motion of thanks on the president's address. He was speaking for the first time on the floor of the Lok Sabha.

"They are playing with the dignity of our mothers and sisters. Such commentary is not appropriate at political level. The respect and security of women should be the concern of all 1.25 crore Indians," he said.

The prime minister's comments come on a day when Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil was reported as blaming "obscene advertisements" for rapes.

Modi also said women need to come to the mainstream of economic activities.

"Our mothers and sisters need to be connected with the mainstream from economic point of view," he said.

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