India's Modi deeply concerned about rape of nun; protests flare




 
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March 17th, 2015  
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Topic: India's Modi deeply concerned about rape of nun; protests flare


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday he was "deeply concerned" about the rape of an elderly nun and the demolition of a church as protests for the better protection of women and religious minorities erupted across the country. There were angry scenes in parliament as legislators demanded to know why the man accused of rape had not been arrested.Over the last few months, Modi has been criticized for being slow to condemn a series of attacks on Christian institutions, fuelling concern his Hindu nationalist government is failing to rein in Hindu zealots. Outrage over the rape of the nun has reignited an angry debate about the safety of women. "And despite that, after 70 hours no arrests have been made."During a debate, members of parliament shouted: "We demand justice." Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in West Bengal state on Monday evening with the disturbance blocking the convoy of the state leader Mamata Banerjee for almost an hour.




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