If the top man thinks like this, imagine how the constable or an officer at a police station will react to a woman’s complaint on assault.
At a time when the country is pondering on ways of providing a security and safety for women, CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s stupid and senseless comment that ‘rape should be enjoyed if it can’t be prevented’ has stirred up sharp responses from the society.
Reportedly, speaking at a conference on corruption in Delhi, Sinha, while communicating his viewpoints on legalising betting in sports, said, “If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying ‘if you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it.”
The statement ignited massive anger with most people uttering shock on the insensible depiction of a monstrous crime like rape from the director of India’s premier investigating bureau that investigates various high-profile cases.
The comment is no goof-up but illustrates the sick state of mind of protectors of the law. Although, later Sinha came out with a clarification and defended himself by saying that his comment was taken out of context and he just used a proverb to make a point. I fail to understand what kind of a proverb does this mean?
Using rape as a similarity for the any matter is in awfully bad taste as it might also denote that one must live with a crime and even enjoy it, if it can’t be prevented.
Sinha, a renowned civil servant who mounted to be the CBI chief, ought to have no know better against drawing ridiculous analogous.
If the top man thinks like this, imagine how the constable or an officer at a police station will react to a woman’s complaint on assault. He may empathize with her but may later prod her and add, ‘by the way did you enjoy it’.