Gujarat: Victims of rape, activists gagged at PM Modi’s women’s day event in Gandhinagar

AAP's Vandana Patel, had planned to take the victims of Naliya and Mandvi gang rape cases before the Prime Minister, but all three were taken into preventive detention before they could reach the venue.

By: IANS | Gandhinagar | Updated: March 8, 2017 10:03 pm
Prime minister Narendra Modi, Narendra Modi news, International woman's day, International Woman's day, Wonam gagged at PM Modi's rally, Rape victim gagaed at PM Modi's event for women, latest news, India news, National news, National news, Latest new Shalini Singh, an elected sarpanch from Uttar Pradesh was dragged out of the auditorium by security personnel who covered her mouth to prevent her from talking. ( A grab from Dinalmar’s youtube video)

A young woman from Uttar Pradesh was gagged and whisked away by police when she raised slogans near the podium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a gathering of women panchayat members on International Women’s Day in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. Hours earlier, two gangrape victims and an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist were taken into preventive custody by the Gujarat Police before they could make a representation before the Prime Minister.

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At the women sarpanches convention at Mahatma Gandhi Mandir in Gandhinagar, Shalini Singh, an elected sarpanch from Uttar Pradesh’s Thora village of Gautam Buddha Nagar district was dragged out of the auditorium by security personnel who covered her mouth to prevent her from talking.

She later told reporters that she was seeking the Prime Minister’s intervention about development in her village which was being ignored.

“I just wanted to personally put forth demands before the PM as neither the state government nor the central government has been heeding to our request for the last two years,” said Shalini Singh, who has an MA and B Ed degrees.

At the function to felicitate woman sarpanches for implementing cleanliness drive in their respective villages, Modi called upon them to work on the issues of education, female foeticide, gender equity, other than cleanliness drive.

He said that the era of husbands of female sarpanches dominating polity in the rural India was on decline as women were getting educated and empowered. Over 6000 women sarpanches from across the country attended the event.

Earlier in the day, AAP’s woman volunteer Vandana Patel, who has been carrying out a campaign against what she describes as increasing cases of atrocities against women in Gujarat, had planned to take along with her the victims of Naliya and Mandvi gang rape cases of Kutch district, allegedly involving some office-bearers of Kutch district BJP to make representation to the Prime Minister.

All three were taken into preventive detention by police before they could reach the venue.

The victim of the Naliya gang rape was rounded up by the police when she was trying to board an Ahmedabad-bound state transport bus from Bhuj, Kutch’s district headquarters.

While Patel was detained by before she could reach the venue, the woman sarpanch of Mandvi, who is also a victim of gang rape, managed to address a press conference at Bopal in Ahmedabad. However, she too was taken away by police to an undisclosed location.

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    Truth
    Jul 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    Shame on Modi!
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      IML sood
      Mar 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm
      Well another drama from Khujli party to earn cheap publicity which could not be enacted. Cry cry from roof top Aaptards want only nautanki but people are fed up now from their antics though IE continue to support them.
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        Jay
        Mar 8, 2017 at 10:32 pm
        get lost
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          MyTake
          Mar 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm
          (She later told reporters that she was seeking the Prime Minister’s intervention about development in her village which was being ignored.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;PM even answers letters written by Chikdren and takes action based on that. Couldn't you find a better time to make your point you w i t c h! Your approach to solving a problem shows you are nothing but a w i t c h! Your w idea is to make politics over it then solve it!!
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            IslamForFoools
            Mar 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm
            Good, these leftists women or men are not even humans, they should,be treated same way Hindus are being treated in Kerala by Muslims and cpim
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              IslamForFoools
              Mar 9, 2017 at 1:07 am
              Your mom disgusts me, who gave birth to jihadi like you and you shud be shot dead in front of her. You are responsible for Islamic Isis, you are terrorist working against human race. Go join Isis so that we can shoot you legally
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                Startekon
                Mar 9, 2017 at 3:49 am
                A Kejriwal is a paid politician. He want to derail India from progress and keep India a market of western big companies. lt;br/gt;Egypt is an example of such Kejriwal.lt;br/gt;These type of paid politician are in most developing countries which help big companies to keep going on their shops.
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                  Startekon
                  Mar 9, 2017 at 3:41 am
                  Is MA and BEd degree make a man wise even if these degrees have been brought by these so called AAP party members.lt;br/gt;AAP is a group of people which is financed by some western powers to disturb Indian politics. AAP is 2nd communist party in India. It's main matto is to keep India poor and selling India to these western powers.
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                    Ajay Shenoy
                    Mar 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm
                    AAPtards as usual trying to spoil Modi's party out of jealousy and hate
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