India’s President speaks: Kathua rape shameful

President Ram Nath Kovind at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, on Wednesday. (ANI photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that the Kathua gangrape and murder was shameful and these kind of incidents should not happen even after 70 years of Independence.

“After 70 years of independence such an incident occurring in any part of the country is shameful. We have to think what kind of society are we developing. It is our responsibility to ensure such a thing does not happen to any girl or woman.” he said while addressing the sixth convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra.

“The most beautiful thing in this world is the smiling face of a child. And the security of our children is the greatest success of our society. It is a responsibility of the society to give security and a sense of safety to them,” the President said.

Highlighting women’s contribution and success in different fields,  including sports, in India, Kovind said, “Daughters of India have brought laurels to the country in Commonwealth Games 2018 including Manika Batra from Delhi, Mary KomMirabai Chanu and Sangeeta Chanu from Manipur, Manu Bhaker and Vinesh Phogat from Haryana, Saina Nehwal from Telangana and Heena Sidhu from Punjab.”

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