The Land of Mahatma Gandhi has become the land of gang rapists: Mallika Sherawat

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Apr 27, 2018, 10.42 AM(IST)

Mallika Sherawat Photograph:( Instagram )

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There has been a national outcry ever since Kathua and Unnao rape case came to news. Mallika commented on the political scenario of the country while interacting with the media at 'DaasDev' special screening

Mallika Sherawat is known for her bold onscreen presence in the movies like Murder, Pyar Ke Side, Khwahish. She has always been confident and fearless in whatever statements she gives to the media or on a social network.

Recently in a media interaction, she expressed her concern over the increasing number of rape cases in India. While speaking with the media at the special screening of 'Dass Dev' on Wednesday she said," The Land of Mahatma Gandhi has become the land of gang rapists."

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The actress said, "I think what's happening with women and children of this country is absolutely shameful. From the land of Gandhi, we have become a land of gang rapists and I think it's the media in the country that is really a strong force today. So all hopes are pinned on the media."

She said, "We haven't been able to protect women and children of our country and I have been reading about such kind of crimes on a daily basis in newspapers."

"If it's not in the media, then nobody would know about these cases. I think because of pressure from the media, these new laws have been enforced. So we are really thankful to the media for this," she added.

President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide a death penalty for those who are convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years. The ordinance was made on April 22.