Rapes become headlines in newspapers every second day in India. Protests, trials and harsher punishments ‘“ nothing seem to stop pervert men from raping girls, women and even innocent children. But rather than understanding the sensitivity of the situation, our politicians and leaders deliver the most stupid statements on the issue.
Rapes become headlines in newspapers every second day in India. Protests, trials and harsher punishments – nothing seem to stop pervert men from raping girls, women and even innocent children. But rather than understanding the sensitivity of the situation, our politicians and leaders deliver the most stupid statements on the issue.
Amazingly, for these leaders, it is a girl’s fault all the way for getting herself raped.
Take a look at these statements:
- Om Prakash Chautala, former chief minister, Haryana
“Girls should be married at the age of 16, so that they have their husbands for their sexual needs, and they don’t need to go elsewhere. This way rapes will not occur” So, a girl gets raped because she has sexual needs, whatever those men had who raped her.
- Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Trinamool Congress legislator
“One of the reasons behind the increase in incidents of eve-teasing is short dresses and short skirts worn by women. This in turn instigates young men.” – Girls tease men by wearing skimpy dresses who, in turn, tease them. Why not tase them?
- Rajpal Saini, BSP leader
“There is no need to give phones to women and children. It distracts them and is useless. Why do women need phones? My mother, wife and sister never had mobile phones. They survived without one” Mobile companies should be banned as next step. And all women should start wearing burqua as another.
- Sube Singh, Panchayat leader’s ideas to prevent rape
“Boys and girls should be married by the time they turn 16, so that they do not stray… this will decrease the incidents of rape”
And what about those little children who were raped? Ok, let’s go back to child marriage.
- Jitender Chhatar, a thua khap panchayat leader on rape
“To my understanding, consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents (rape). Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts.” Smoking too much hookah I guess.
- Sushilkumar Shinde, Minister of Home Affairs on 2012 Delhi Gang rape
“This kind of rape should not occur” And other kinds of rapes are allowed?
- Dharamvir Goyat, Haryana Pradesh Congress committee member
“90% Rape Cases are Consensual” You have seriously nailed it sir! Let’s end all the drama and stop worrying about rapes.
- Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal
“Rape cases are on a rise in the country because men and women interact with each other more freely now.” Next we await to hear is that Didi banned co-ed schools, colleges and divided Bengal in two parts – he and she.
- K. Sudhakaran, Congress MP from Kerala on Suryanelli rape case in 1996
“The difference between rape and prostitution has to be defined clearly. It is the necessity of the society” The definition will be able to solve 90% of the rape cases as his esteemed colleague said earlier.
- Asaram Bapu on Delhi Gangrape in 2012
“The victim is as guilty as her rapists… She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop.” So next time some hungry rapist approaches you start calling him ‘Bhaiyya’ and hope he remembers his sister and leaves you unharmed. But Bapuji, what if the rapist doesn’t have a sister?
- Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief
“Rape is mainly prevalent in urban ‘India’ due to western influence and such crimes against women do not happen in rural ‘Bharat’” And there goes the chances of women from rural Bharat to be heard.
- Abu Azmi, Samajwadi Party leader on 2012 Delhi Gangrape
“What is the need for roaming at night with men who are not relatives? This should be stopped” Why not chain women in the evening. No movement, no roaming out!
- Raj Thackarey of MNS on 2012 Delhi Gangrape accused who were from UP and Delhi
“All are talking about the Delhi gangrape, but nobody is asking from where these men came. No one is asking who did this. So many cases are slapped against me (for speaking against Biharis) but no one is talking about the fact that all these rapists are from Bihar” You are from a different planet altogether sir!
- Nanki Ram Kanwar, former Chhatisgarh home minister on rising numbers of rape in country
“We have no answer to this rising spate of crimes against women. Stars are not in position” Actually all those stars are favouring the rapists and creating an alignment-of-fool for you politicians to deliver such comments.
- Anisur Rehman, CPI-M leader
“We have told the chief minister in the assembly that the government will pay money to compensate rape victims. What is your fee? If you are raped, what will be your fee?” Do you mind if I say clubbing your mind will be enough?
- Ranjit Sinha, head of Central Bureau of Investigation
“if you can’t prevent rape, enjoy it” Oh yes, I will stop fighting and try to enjoy the brutality till I faint or die…