Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Indian minister says rapes happen ?accidentally?  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 08/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ramsevak paikra the home minister of central chhattisgarh state who is responsible for law and order said late on saturday that rapes did not happen on purpose.

a minister from indian prime minister narendra modi’s ruling party has said rapes happen “accidentally” in the latest controversial remarks by a politician amid renewed anger over attacks against women.

ramsevak paikra the home minister of central chhattisgarh state who is responsible for law and order said late on saturday that rapes did not happen on purpose.

“such incidents (rapes) do not happen deliberately. these kind of incidents happen accidentally” paikra of the bharatiya janata party (bjp) which also rules at the national level told reporters.

paikra who was asked for his thoughts on the gang-rape and lynching of two girls in a neighbouring state later said he had been misquoted. his original remarks were broadcast on television networks.

the remarks come days after the home minister of the bjp-ruled madhya pradesh state said rapes were “sometimes right sometimes wrong”.

the minister babulal gaur gave the remarks on thursday at a time of growing outrage over the gang-rape and murder of the girls aged 12 and 14 in northern uttar pradesh state late last month.

modi whose party came to power in a landslide election victory has so far stayed silent over the rapes and has not addressed the politicians’ comments.

uttar pradesh chief minister akhilesh yadav faced severe criticism for his perceived insensitivity over the attacks on the low-caste girls who were found hanging from a mango tree after being sexually assaulted multiple times.

yadav’s father mulayam singh — leader of the samajwadi party — was also the target of public anger in april when he told an election rally that he opposed the recently introduced death penalty for gang-rapists saying “boys make mistakes”.

women’s groups have slammed the comments saying they were evidence that politicians were unable to stem sexual violence because they lacked respect for india’s women and were ignorant of the issues.

politicians also came under fire after the fatal gang-rape of a student on a moving bus in new delhi in december 2012 a crime that angered the nation and shone a global spotlight on india’s treatment of women.

india brought in tougher rape laws last year after the delhi attack but they have failed to stem the tide of violence against women across the country.

at the time several politicians sought to blame tight jeans short skirts and other western influences for the country’s rise in rapes while the head of a village council pointed to chowmein which he claimed led to hormone imbalances among men.

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes -->


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Hawaii lava flow reaches home threatens townKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Red-hot lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached a home on Hawaiis Big Island and is threatening an entire town emergency officials said Tuesday. The lava flow from ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A branch of the molten stream was less than 100 yards (90 meters) from a two-story house.This photo provided by the US Geological Survey shows the lava flow from Kilauea ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quartersKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The military has mobilized troops to help in the rescue operations. Colombo Sri Lanka: A mudslide in central Sri Lanka has buried several rows of workers’ houses at a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- 10 people killed 200 missing in Sri Lanka after mudslidesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A local hospital source said that two men and a woman rescued from the mud had been brought in for treatment. Colombo: Around 200 people were reported missing and 10 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Heavy rains continue in Telangana two deadKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Two women both sisters were washed in the swirling waters of a rivulet near Madgula village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains caused by Cyclone Nilofar ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits near Samoa: USGSKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A police spokeswoman in the capital Apia told Reuters by telephone that the quake had not been felt in the city and that she was unaware of any damage. Sydney: A 6.1 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa shooting was madmans last desperate act says motherKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Susan Bibeau said her estranged son had wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia to study Islam and the Quran not Syria to join militant fighters. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed by ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Kidnapped women used by Boko Haram on front line: Rights groupKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Suspected militant fighters kidnapped about 30 children including girls as young as 11 in Borno state at the weekend. Lagos: Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa gunman made video before attack: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who was shot dead by police in the parliament in Ottawa after killing a soldier Wednesday was mentally ill and wanted to die his mother wrote in a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Nepal bus crash kills 14 injures dozens: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Among those killed Friday were two people including a woman who was part of a group heading to the Langtang trekking area. Katmandu: A Nepal bus packed with people ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help