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Modi bats for women empowerment, speaks of triple talaq says rapists won’t be spared

By Vicky Nanjappa
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    New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched upon a host of issues during his Independence Day address from the Red Fort. He spoke about triple talaq and also rapes in the country.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Modi also particularly made a strong pitch about women rights and empowerment, while touching upon issues such as triple talaq. Here are some of the highlights.

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    We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape. Recently in Madhya Pradesh a rapist was hanged by fast track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. The law cannot be taken into one's hands and the rule of law is supreme, Modi also said. In Madhya Pradesh, within 5 days the rapists were given death penalty. Similarly, rapists were ordered to be hanged within days. Rapists will be brought swiftly to justice.

    I assure Muslim sisters and daughters that their rights will be protected and the government will not leave any effort to protect them. We are committed to the bill against Triple Talaq.

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    We have busted six crore fake beneficiaries of government subsidy and saved Rs 90,000 Crore.

    Women officers commissioned in short service will get opportunity for permanent commission like their male counterparts.

    I am proud of the fact that three women judges in Supreme Court are delivering justice. Since independence, this is the first cabinet where so many women are a part of the cabinet.

    This is the first cabinet where a large number of women are present. Today women have entered security forces through the Permanent Commission for Women. Women will now be able to strengthen India along with their male counterparts. However, there are some hurdles in women empowerment. Legal framework is working to help women.

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