Actress Mallika Sherawat has expressed her displeasure over increasing number of reports on rape cases in India. She has said that from the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the country had become a land of gang rapists.

Mallika said: “I think what’s happening with women and children of this country is absolutely shameful.

“From the land of Gandhi, we have become a land of gang rapists and I think it’s the media in the country that is really a strong force today. So all hopes are pinned on the media.

“If it’s not in the media, then nobody would know about these cases. I think because of pressure from the media, these new laws have been enforced. So we are really thankful to the media for this,” she added.

“We haven’t been able to protect women and children of our country and I have been reading about such kind of crimes on a daily basis in newspapers.”

President Ram Nath Kovind last month approved an ordinance to hand out the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years.