Breaking his silence on rising sexual assaults against women, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told parents Friday to raise their sons properly during a wide-ranging and highly anticipated first Independence Day speech on Aug. 15, 2014.
“I want to ask parents when your daughter turns 10 or 12 years old, you ask, ‘Where are you going? When will you return?’ Do the parents dare to ask their sons, ‘Where are you going? Why are you going? Who are your friends?’ After all, the rapist is also someone’s son. If only parents decide to put as many restrictions on their sons as they do on their own daughters.”Because the way to prevent sexual violence on women is to educate MEN, not hide and constrain WOMEN.