Hathras: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Surendra Singh on Saturday, while speaking in reference to horrific gang-rape case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, said that incidents of rape would cease only if parents instill ‘sanskar’ and good values in their daughters.
He added that such incidents can be prevented only with culture and values and not with ‘shasan’ (governance) or ‘talwar’ (sword).
While interacting with media persons in Ballia’s Chandpur, the Uttar Pradesh BJP lawmaker said, “I am a teacher. Even if the government stands with the sword, such incidents wouldn’t stop. Such incidents will stop when parents give sanskar to their daughters and inculcate (good) values in them.”
#WATCH Incidents like these can be stopped with help of good values, na shashan se na talwar se. All parents should teach their daughters good values. It’s only the combination of govt & good values that can make country beautiful: Surendra Singh, BJP MLA from Ballia. #Hathras pic.twitter.com/47AmnGByA3
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“The way it is the duty of the government to give protection, likewise, it is the duty of the family and parents to inculcate sanskar in their children. The parents should teach them polite behaviour. The combination of Sanskar and government can make the country beautiful. There is no other way out.”
He further said that Congress would not be able to steer the rise of the party in the state.
Yesterday, Congress party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the victim’s family on Saturday who was brutally raped and murdered by four upper caste men on September 14.
Media persons and political leaders were not allowed to meet the victim’s kin late until Saturday as Section 144 was imposed on the village and nearby areas.
The Yogi Adityanath-led government has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation to take over the probe after several opposition leaders and activists demanded the resignation of UP chief minister.