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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman voiced her concern over reports of rape coming from across the country

May 08, 2018 16:27 IST
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While speaking at an event in New Delhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman voiced her concern over reports of rape coming from across the country. Calling for a change in mindset, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, it is ridiculous to claim that a woman’s attire is the reason behind a rape.She further questioned, if the dress is the reason, then why does an elderly woman or a toddler is sexually abused. “What efforts can be made by external agencies when you have known people absolutely violating the women? Some people say about the way women dress. Then why does rape happen of elderly people? Why does rape happen of toddlers?” the minister said at an event organised by industry lobby FICCI.