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A file photo of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Mint
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Won’t tolerate rapes, says PM Narendra Modi

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 will help curb crimes against women, particularly rape, says PM Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Baat address

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018, which was recently passed in Parliament, will help curb crimes against women, particularly rape. The bill introduced death penalty for rapists of girls below 12 years.

“No civil society can tolerate any kind of injustice towards the woman-power. The nation will not tolerate those committing rapes. With this point in view, Parliament has made a provision of strictest punishment by passing the Criminal Act (Amendment) Bill," Modi said in the 47th edition of his radio talk show, Mann Ki Baat. He also cited a number of recent cases where swift justice was delivered.

Stressing on how “economic growth will be incomplete without social transformation", the PM spoke about the triple talaq bill and why it could not go through Rajya Sabha despite getting Lok Sabha’s approval. “I assure the Muslim women that the whole country stands by them to provide them social justice."

The prime minister also appreciated the humanitarian help coming from all parts of the country for flood-affected Kerala. He also praised the efforts of the jawans of the Armed Forces for their contribution to relief operations in the calamity-hit state. “Everyone is trying to ensure speedy mitigation of the sufferings people in Kerala are going through, in fact sharing their pain," Modi said in the weekly Mann Ki Baat radio address.

Complimenting the work of air force, navy, army, BSF, Central Industrial Security Force, Rapid Action Force, and National Disaster Response Force, Modi said every agency had played an “exemplary role" in the rescue and relief operations.

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