New Indian Prime Minister Asks People To Stop ‘Politicising’ Rape

And another woman is found hanging from a tree


by Fiona Byrne |
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In the wake of yet another murder of a woman in India, the country’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, has asked that people stop ‘politicising rape’.

‘I appeal to our political leaders that we should not carry out psychological analysis of rape ... Is it correct to make a statement always? Why can't we just keep quiet. Respect and security for women should be the topmost priority of the entire people," he said in his first address to parliament.

The country has come to the attention of world humanitarians following the brutal gang rapes and murder of several women, including a pair of teen cousinsrecently. Leaders in India have made a series of statements regarding rape that have incensed the public, including Babulal Gaur, the home minister of Madhya Pradesh: ‘Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong’.

A 42-year-old woman disappeared around 7pm on Tuesday and was found hanging from a tree in the Uttar Pradesh region on Wednesday morning. Her family have said she was gang-raped and murdered by a five men, including her brother-in-law, but police have said that they have so far not found evidence of sexual assault.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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