Nation will not tolerate those committing rapes: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the nation will not tolerate those  committing rapes.

Speaking in the 47th edition of All India Radio’s monthly programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast on radio and television channels, he said no civil society could tolerate any kind of injustice towards the woman-power of the country. ”The nation will not tolerate those committing rapes.”

With this end in view, he said, Parliament had made a provision of strictest punishment by passing the Criminal Act Amendment Bill which provided for a minimum sentence of 10 years for those committing rape while those found guilty of raping girls below the age of 12 years would be awarded the death sentence.

He reminded listeners that a court in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, after a brief hearing of two months, pronounced the death sentence on two criminals found guilty of raping a minor girl. Earlier, a court in Katni in Madhya Pradesh also awarded the death sentence to the guilty after a hearing lasting just just five days. Courts in Rajasthan had also taken similar quick decisions.