Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi assures justice to Muslim women

New Delhi: Addressing the nation in the 47th edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured justice to Muslim women through Triple Talaq Bill. He said, “The Triple Talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha, but could not be passed in Rajya Sabha. But, I would like to assure Muslim women that the entire nation is there with them and we will ensure that they get justice.”

Showing concern over the rising incidences of rape, Mr Modi said, the nation will not tolerate those committing rapes. ‘Those guilty of rape will get a minimum sentence of ten years and those found guilty of raping girls below the age of 12 years will be awarded the death sentence’ he said. Citing recent example he said, 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. He hoped that the Criminal Act Amendment Bill will play an effective role in curbing crimes against women and girls.