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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government was doing everything to fulfil BR Ambedkar’s dreams of “creating a prosperous and inclusive India”.

“Our government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil the vision and dreams of Ambedkar to create a prosperous and inclusive India,” he said while paying tributes to Baba Saheb on his 60th death anniversary.

He also released two commemorative coins on the occasion which are of the 10-rupee and 125-rupee denomination.

“Honoured to release commemorative coins on Ambedkar. It is because of great men like Babasaheb that India scaled heights of progress,” Modi said.

“He will always be remembered as an original and profound thinker. His views on inclusiveness and harmony continue to inspire us.

“We are aware of Ambedkar’s contributions towards social justice but Babasaheb’s thoughts on economic issues are equally enlightening.”

He also said that Dalit leader’s vision on women empowerment, federalism and economy had their relevance today.

“The more we recall Ambedkar’s thought in the context of issues currently faced by India, the more we come to respect his vision and his approach to inclusiveness.”

Modi said Baba Saheb and the constitution of India should always be discussed and talked about.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was present on the occasion. President Pranab Mukherjee also paid homage to the iconic leader. The government has announced that it will have a year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb.

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Modi must speak up on violence against women, children: Rahul

During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” over the rape incidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao was “unacceptable”. He prodded him to speak.

He also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party governments in these states of “protecting rapists”. “Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. What do you think about the growing violence against women and children? Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state? India is waiting. Speak up,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi again on his inability to secure women and children. Wikipedia

In another tweet earlier, Gandhi thanked people who had taken part in the midnight protest in Delhi against the “slumber” that the Modi government was in and sought justice for the victims.

“Thousands of men and women stood up to be counted in the battle for justice and to protest the rising acts of violence against girls and women.

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“I thank each and everyone of you for your support. It shall not be in vain,” Gandhi said while attaching pictures of people who participated in the protest. Gandhi, who had led the protest Thursday night, was joined by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra, hundreds of party workers and senior party leaders.

During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country. “We want the government to take action. Today, women are feeling insecure to move out of their houses. Somewhere a child, a woman is raped, killed and we want that the government should resolve this. The women of the country should feel safe,” he had said. IANS

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