ADVERTISEMENT

Smriti Irani slams opposition for politicising rape

Smriti Irani slams opposition for politicising rape

Published
Hot News
2 min read
Kolkata: Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani addresses a press conference on completion of 100 Days of Government, in Kolkata on Sep 10, 2019. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)
Smriti Irani. (Photo: IANS)
Smriti Irani. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday came out heavily on the Opposition in Parliament, accusing them of politicising rape.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Minister said that "people who used rape as political weapon in West Bengal panchayat elections are giving sermons," adding "this is not a political issue. I thought that you should have commented when Adhir Ranjan was speaking."
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Congress MP from Berhampore in West Bengal, had, during a debate in the House, had commented on the Unnao rape case, connecting the matter with the BJP's governance in Uttar Pradesh.
He had said: "The Unnao victim has 95 per cent burns, what is going on in the country? On the one hand Lord Ram's temple is being built, while on the other Sita is being set ablaze."
Irani also said politicising rape does not help women in any manner.
"The fact that you shout here today, means you do not want a woman to stand up and talk about issues. You were quiet when in West Bengal panchayat polls, rape was used as a political weapon," she said.
"Nothing can be more unfortunate for the dignity of women than politicising rape. The Hyderabad case was an atrocity on women but making it a political issue will not help." she added.
--IANS
sfm/pvn/pgh/bc

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT