Prime Minister we have to make sure that this stuff stops and India is now safe for woman and children,” said an Indian-American girl whose video has been shared on Twitter.
A video features a girl of Tamil origin who said that she will never visit India again for summer vacations as she is reading news about children and woman being raped in India every other day. The video is being widely shared by Indian-Americans.
In the strongly-worded video message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the girl is saying that she is an American but she is truly a “Tamil Indian by heart.” She said that she has visited India as a baby, and despite the heavy traffic, the people were nice and the food was great.
“Now, I’m hearing news and reading through Facebook that woman and children in India are raped and murdered every other day.” She then gives the example of the recent brutal rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl Asifa in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The girl was kidnapped by a six-member gang and was tortured and raped repeatedly inside a temple.
The Indian-American girl then calls Prime Minister Modi to take action against those people who incite such violence.
The one-minute six seconds video concludes with the girl saying that she has asked her father not to take her to India for summer vacations as she is worried about her safety in the country.
The recent rape and murder of the eight-year-old have stirred wide-spread protest across India with many questioning the Modi-led government for not fulfilling its campaign promise to end crimes against women and children.
In another incident, a rape victim’s father was killed in police custody after he levelled an allegation against a ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from the state of Uttar Pradesh.