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New Indian leader Modi raises issue of rape on Independence Day
New Indian leader Modi raises issue of rape on Independence Day

India’s new leader marked his first Independence Day in power Friday with a strongly worded speech urging the nation to confront the issue of rape following a series of highly publicized assaults. “When we hear about incidents of rape, our heads hang in shame,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared, standing on the fortifications of the iconic Red Fort in New Delhi before about 10,000 people. “I want to ask every mother and father: You ask your daughters, ‘Where are you going, who are you going with?' But do you ever ask your sons these questions? After all, those who rape are also someone's son.” India has been roiled by a series of rapes,...

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