Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his tenth go to to Uttar Pradesh prior to now month, showcased his authorities’s contributions to ladies’s welfare — the most recent of which, he mentioned, was the plan to lift the age of marriage for ladies from 18 to 21. From enchancment of legislation and order to schooling and finance, ladies’s empowerment is a precedence for the federal government, he mentioned.
Talking at a gathering in Prayagraj, PM Modi mentioned, “Until 5 years in the past, there was mafia-raj and goondaraj in Uttar Pradesh. The largest victims had been ladies. However you may say nothing. For those who went to police stations, a cellphone name in favour of rapists and criminals would come. However Yogi has put the criminals of their place,” he mentioned.
He additionally defended the federal government’s plan to lift the age for marriage for ladies and put it on par with males, which has run into controversy, with opposition from a number of events and social activists.
“The Central authorities has taken a major step. Earlier, the age of marriage of ladies was 18 years. However women additionally wish to have extra time to check. That’s the reason we try to extend the age of marriage to 21,” he mentioned. “If anybody has an issue with that, they (the ladies) are seeing that too”.
“Ladies have realised that they now not wish to be confined to their houses, they now not wish to return to how issues was. Therefore, they know to not deliver again earlier governments within the state who did nothing for them. At this time, ladies know which social gathering works for his or her profit,” he added.