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PM Modi Making Yoga Videos, While India Leads In Rape & Violence Cases, Says Rahul Gandhi

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| June 26 , 2018 , 14:49 IST

President of Indian National Congress Party and a Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi taking a dig on Prime Minister Narendra Modi video on Tuesday, tweeted, “While our PM tiptoes around his garden making Yoga videos, India leads Afghanistan, Syria & Saudi Arabia in rape & violence against women. What a shame for our country!”

The Congress President was referring to a survey done by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday. The survey of 550 experts on women's issues, found India to be the most dangerous nation for sexual violence against women, as well as human trafficking for domestic work, forced labor, forced marriage and sexual slavery, among other reasons, mentioned the CNN report.

According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey, India tops the list of top ten most dangerous countries for women in the world. It was also the most dangerous country in the world for cultural traditions that impact women, the survey found, citing acid attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage and physical abuse.

India was the fourth most dangerous country for women in the same survey seven years ago.

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Despite the introduction of stricter laws and the amendment in POSCO act giving death penalty for the rape of girls under the age of 12, the country is still facing a big problem with around 100 sexual assaults being reported on a daily basis. There is an increase of 12 percent cases from the previous year as per National Crime Records Bureau.