By Chaitanya Marpakwar / The Times of India

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Sunday questioned the silence of PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah on the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, and also asked if felicitation of rapists was ‘Hindu culture’. The Shiv Sena, in the column Rok Thok in Saamna, the Sena mouthpiece, said that the release of the 11 convicts during the celebrations of the 75th Independence Day was not Hindutva, but a result of the bells of justice getting stolen.

The Sena said the Hindutva that the BJP trumpets so much about, gives importance to women empowerment and respect for women, but their (BJPs) Hindutva was about giving protection to rapists.

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