The former Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has once again made a shocking, anti-India statement calling India the rape capital of the world. He made this shocking statement at a time when rape-murder cases have shaken the conscience of the nation. At such a critical juncture, Rahul Gandhi is trying to politicise the public anger and the victims’ suffering. The Gandhi scion said, “India is known as the rape capital of the world. Foreign nations are asking a question of why India is unable to look after its daughters and sisters. A BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh is involved in the rape of a woman and the Prime Minister did not say a single word about this.”
While Rahul Gandhi’s shocking statement has invited sharp and angry reactions, it doesn’t really come as a surprise because his actions and utterances have also echoed anti-India and anti-Hindu sentiments. In 2016, for example, Rahul Gandhi had gone on to support those raising anti-national slogans at the JNU. The same year, Rahul Gandhi’s anti-India stance got exposed once again when he asked for the proof of the Surgical Strikes carried out by the Indian armed forces in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had also drawn fire for his “khoon ki dalali” remark about PM Modi following the surgical strikes. While the surgical strikes were a testament of the valour and capability of the Indian armed forces, Rahul Gandhi and the Congress actually raised a question about the operations carried out by India across the Line of Control (LoC).
A year later, Rahul Gandhi again came into limelight for his anti-India stand, when he secretly met the Chinese ambassador, Luo Zhaoui. What made this meeting that much more suspicious is the fact that Sino-India negotiations were going on and tensions were on the rise owing to the Dokhlam stand-off when Rahul Gandhi had set off to secretly met the Chinese Ambassador. The Congress had gone to great lengths to downplay the meet and had also tried to negate any such meeting having taken place between the Gandhi scion and the Chinese ambassador to India but finally, the grand old party had to concede the reality as more and more facts came out in the media.
Even his stance after the Balakot airstrikes showcased an anti-India sentiment. 21 opposition parties had held a meeting in which Rahul Gandhi went on to say, “National security must transcend narrow political considerations. The leader observed that the Prime Minister has regrettably not convened an-all party meeting as the established practice in our democracy.” Later, Pakistan had found appropriate fodder in the bizarre statements made by the opposition and went on to quote them in its efforts to tarnish India’s image.
Rahul Gandhi’s anti-Hindu stance has also been exposed time and again in his statements.
His statement about those men molesting women who visit temples reeks of the anti-Hindu bias and bigotry that the Congress carries. He had said, “In India, people worship ‘devi’ and address women as their mothers or sisters. But often, the same people then molest women in buses and suppress them,” while addressing party workers in the year 2014. He has also constantly lied about RSS being the organisation behind Gandhi’s murder. Even a defamation case was filed against him by an RSS worker over this statement, and the Gandhi scion had even pleaded “not guilty” showing that he stands by his lie. He has even gone on to liken the RSS with the radical Islamist, terror organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, Rahul Gandhi is one of the leading minds behind the ‘saffron terror’ myth that Congress has been trying to create. A WikiLeaks revelation had gone on to expose how the dynast sought to create the ‘Hindu terror’ myth. It was revealed that in his conversation with the US Ambassador Timothy Roemer, the former Congress President had said, “There was evidence of some support for (Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba) among certain elements in India’s indigenous Muslim community; the bigger threat may be the growth of radicalised Hindu groups, which create religious tensions and political confrontations with the Muslim community.” This exposes the kind of hatred that the Congress and Gandhi scion bear against the Hindus, and also explains why the former Congress President has been repeatedly pushing the ‘Hindu terror’ myth.
In such circumstances, it is clear that Rahul Gandhi has always echoed objectionable anti-India and anti-Hindu remarks. As such, his remarks about India being the rape capital of the world, though objectionable and preposterous, should not come as much of a surprise.