PM Modi breaks silence on lynching, calls it a CRIME

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given his exclusive interview to ANI in which he lashed heavily on Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee over her statements about the National Register of Citizens (NRC). PM Modi said that no citizen of India will have to leave the country. Modi also slammed the recent incidents of lynching and many hate crime incidents against women.

PM Modi breaks silence on lynching, calls it a CRIME
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New Delhi, Aug 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given his exclusive interview to ANI in which he lashed heavily on Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee over her statements about the National Register of Citizens (NRC). PM Modi said that no citizen of India will have to leave the country. Modi also slammed the recent incidents of lynching and many hate crime incidents against women. 


He congratulated Pakistan new Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and expressed his wish to have cordial neighbourly relations with the country. 


PM Modi spoke on Mamata Banerjee’s statement on NRC and said, “Those who have lost faith in themselves, fear loss of popular support and lack faith in our institutions can use words like ‘civil war’, ‘blood bath’ and ‘Desh Ke Tukde Tukde.’ Evidently, they are disconnected from the pulse of the nation." 


Modi said in an interview to ANI, “I want to assure the people that no citizen of India will have to leave the country. As per the due process, all possible opportunities will be given to get their concerns addressed: PM Narendra Modi on NRC.” 


Reacting to the Opposition's charges over his silence on several incidents of lynching in many parts of India and crimes against women, PM Modi said, "Even a single incident is one too many and deeply unfortunate. Everyone should rise above politics to ensure peace and unity in our society. My party and I have spoken in clear words, on multiple occasions against such actions and such a mindset. It is all on record."


When asked that the Opposition has raked up the issue of crime against women and incidents of lynching, the PM said, it would be a great travesty to reduce these incidents to mere statistics and then indulge in politics over them. That shows a kind of perverse mindset that looks at violence and criminality as something to be milked, instead of unitedly opposing. Even a single incident is one too many and deeply unfortunate. Everyone should rise above politics to ensure peace and unity in our society. My party and I have spoken in clear words, on multiple occasions against such actions and such a mindset. It is all on record. Also, we are people who go beyond just words. Look at the actions of our Home Ministry to see how we have acted against violence.

Soon after I assumed office, I had said from the ramparts of the Red Fort that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the dignity of women, whether Government, Society, Family or Individual. At the level of Government, we have gone to the extent of making provisions of capital punishment in certain category of crimes against women. You might have noted that results in terms of quick disposal of such cases leading to even capital punishment have started coming in. Let there be no doubts about the will of my Government to implement the Rule of Law in its true letter and spirit.

PM Modi congratulated the cricketer turned politician Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf after it registered victory in the recently held polls. 


When asked about India's chances of participating in SAARC, PM Modi said, "I have always said that we wish to have good neighbourly relations. We have also taken various initiatives in this regard. I recently congratulated Mr. Imran Khan on his victory in the elections. We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence."

Modi also countered Congress president Rahul Gandhi claims of rising unemployment, said more than 1 crore jobs have been created in the last year alone, hence of campaign of lack of jobs needs to stop now.


When asked about the no-confidence motion during the Parliament monsoon session and the alleged clash between BJP and its allies, he said, "the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha and the election for the deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha" were two events which were enough to provide answers on this issue. The outcome of these events should indicate which coalition is intact and which is falling apart. In fact, we got support even from those parties which are not our allies. BJP has consistently expanded (its) base over (the) recent years among people and welcomed more allies to NDA."


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