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I'm ashamed of rape and poor sanitation in India, says Narendra Modi

The Telegraph, 15 August 2014

 

India must challenge its young men over their attitudes to rape and build more lavatories to keep its women safe, Narendra Modi says in his first Independence Day speech as prime minister

 

Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, today spoke of his shame at the treatment of its women and poor standards of hygiene and public sanitation.

 

In his first Independence Day speech as prime minister, Mr Modi delivered a passionate call for Indians to value the role of women in the country, to stop aborting female foetuses, and build a cleaner country where women don't have to leave their homes to go to the lavatory or face violence and rape. Read more....