PM Modi Needs To Pay More Attention To Women, Says IMF Chief For The 2nd Time In 4 Months

| April 20 , 2018 , 08:10 IST

The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on Thursday reiterated her previous comments, saying that Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi need to pay more attention to women in India.

Lagarde's statement came after the brutal gangrape and murder of an 8-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua was covered in global media, resulting in outrage both within India and outside.

"What has happened (in India) is just revolting. I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister Modi, pay more attention because it is needed for the women of India," Lagarde said.

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Previously, during the World Economic Forum meet in Davos in January, Lagarde had also pointed out to PM Modi that he did not mention the women of India enough.

"When I was last in Davos after Prime Minister Modi's speech, I did tell him that he had not mentioned the women of India enough. And it's not just a question of talking about them," the Managing Director of the IMF said.

An 8-year-old girl in Kathua in January this year was kidnapped, force-fed sedatives and allegedly gangraped over a period of 5 days before she was strangled to death and had her head bashed in. A total of 8 accused have been arrested, including police officers who attempted to cover up the case.

As the horrific details of her ordeal came to light, people from all spheres of society joined together to demand justice for the 8 year-old, and her story was covered by global media as well.