Pay more attention to women's safety, International Monetary Fund chief tells Modi


Yesterday, Lagarde called the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua "revolting" and hoped that the authorities, starting with Prime Minister Modi, pay more attention to it.

The NYT has reminded Indian PM of his duty to safeguard and fight for all of the people of India, not just those who are allied with him politically.

A group of UK-based Indian students and alumni said it was denied permission to attend an event addressed by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday despite an earlier confirmation.

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund said she does not expect the pace of economic reforms to continue in an election year.

Lagarde was referring to her comments during January's annual meeting in Davos of women co-chairs of the World Economic Forum. "It is my position".

Owing to Rahul's frequent jibes at Modi and on being greeted by several protesters, holding up photos of the eight-year-old victim, the PM during his United Kingdom visit said that the recent sexual assaults are indeed shameful for India. "Rape is rape. How can we bear this?"

"I have never indulged in counting the number of rape incidents in this government and that government". It is extremely sad.

India is witnessing massive protests over government's callous response to the horrifying rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in January in which supporters of his political party have been implicated.

In the Unnao case, the victim has alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4, 2017 where she had gone with a relative seeking a job.

Christine Lagarde said yesterday she hopes PM Narendra Modi pays more attention to the situation of women in the country, it wasn't the first time she was drawing the premier's attention to the issue. "Why don't they do that [ask the same questions] with their sons?"

"On Friday, Mr. Modi said that these cases had brought shame on the country and that our daughters will definitely get justice".