Rape sometimes right, sometimes wrong: MP home minister

Amid the huge outcry over increasing crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur today defended Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav saying they could not have done much about the issue.

FP Staff June 05, 2014 16:16:50 IST
Rape sometimes right, sometimes wrong: MP home minister

Amid the huge outcry over increasing crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur today defended Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav saying they could not have done much about the issue.

"These crimes are committed by depraved individuals. These things cannot be predicted. Incidents should be reported and investigated. This is a social problem. If there is no report there cannot be any justice. What can Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav do about this?" Gaur said.

Rape sometimes right sometimes wrong MP home minister

Babulal Gaur. IBNLive

Reuters also quoted him as saying, "Rape is sometimes right, sometimes wrong."

Gaur's statement comes amid the criticism that the Samajwadi Party government is facing over the gruesome gangrape of two minor Dalit girls who were killed and hanged from a tree.

The Madhya Pradesh Unit of the BJP has however distanced itself from the comments made by Gaur. BJP MP Hitesh Bajpai said, "Babulal Gaur's statement is being twisted and presented in the media."

"The BJP is clear that rape is a heinous crime. The MP government has taken strict actions against those who commit such crimes," Bajpai said.

Meanwhile, the Congress has also harshly criticised Bajpai's comments. Congress leader Shobha Oza said, "Babulal Gaur's statement is condemnable. Such people should not be on ministerial posts."

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