It's wrong to focus only 1 or 2 rape cases: Santosh Gangwar
New Delhi : Media should not focus only 1 or 2 rape cases in a big country like India, says Santosh Gangwar, union minister for labour and employment.
He said: Rape incidents are "unfortunate but cannot be stopped sometimes", the government is working and taking action against it.
Moments after talking to reporters, he went to his social media account and justified his words.
"I have said that media should not twist (my) statement and act responsibly. This (rape) is a very serious and sensitive matter. Our government under leadership of Shri Narendra Modi ji is very sensitive and it is government's progressive step to safeguard children and women. Ordinance is a step towards same (sic)."
Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a gag order to all BJP leaders, saying that do not give masala to the media.
"We commit mistakes and give masala to media. The moment we see a camera, we jump to make a statement as if we are great social scientists or experts ... and then these ill-informed statements are used by media. It is not the fault of media," he said.