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Priyanka Gandhi criticizes PM Modi’s suicide “joke” of a professor’s daughter

IndiaPriyanka Gandhi criticizes PM Modi's suicide "joke" of a professor's daughter

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi blasts PM Modi over his ‘suicide note’ joke where he was reading the suicide note of a daughter to father.

Prime Minister Modi, while speaking at a media channel conclave on Wednesday, narrated a joke about how a professor reading a suicide note by his daughter remarked how she had got a spelling wrong despite his efforts for so many years.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at PM Modi over ‘suicide note’ joke after Prime Minister Modi, while speaking at a media channel conclave on Wednesday, relayed a joke about how a professor reading a suicide note by his daughter remarked how she had got a spelling wrong despite his efforts for so many years.

Tagging the video of Modi’s joke at the conclave, Priyanka Gandhi in a tweet said, “Depression and suicide, especially among the youth IS NOT a laughing matter. According to NCRB data, 164033 Indians committed suicide in 2021. Of which a huge percentage were below the age of 30. This is a tragedy not a joke.”

“The Prime Minister and those laughing heartily at his joke ought to educate themselves better and create awareness rather than ridicule mental health issues in this insensitive, morbid manner,” the Congress general secretary said on Twitter and tagged PM Modi and ‘The Live Love Laugh Foundation’ that deals with mental health issues.

According to a study, between 2020 and 2021, there was an alarming 7.1 percent increase in suicides.

It is crucial to understand that mental health issues, depression, and suicide are serious and sensitive topics that require empathy, awareness, and understanding. Jokes or comments that trivialize or make light of such issues can be harmful and insensitive.

It is essential to create a safe and supportive environment where people can feel comfortable discussing mental health concerns without fear of stigma or ridicule. It is commendable that organizations like The Live Love Laugh Foundation are working to promote mental health awareness and support in India.

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