Rape by 2 men not gangrape: Karnataka Home Minister K J George

NCW chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam said the Karnataka Home Minister is another example of a person who comments on violence over women without pondering over it.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: October 9, 2015 8:19 pm
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Karnataka Home Minister K J George has stoked a controversy with remarks suggesting that two men raping a woman cannot be termed as gangrape, drawing severe flak from parties and activists while the National Commission for Women issued a notice to him seeking an explanation.

“How can you say gangrape? Gangrape means four-five people,” George said while replying to a query on Wednesday over the gang rape of a 22-year old BPO employee by the driver and cleaner of a van in the country’s IT hub.

As he came in the line of fire with the Opposition BJP terming his remarks as “insensitive”, George today went into a damage control mode, saying “I am very sorry”.

“….a rape is a rape whether it is one person or a gang,” said George as he sought to explain away his controversial remarks.

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“See public perception of the gangrape is a group of people openly raping a girl or a lady. That is a public perception, I said. It was two people involved. They were already been arrested when the question was asked (by the media), and what I feel it is condemnable heinous crime and we have taken action hands down,” he said.

Taking suo-motu cognizance, the National Commission for Women sent a notice to George.

“We have asked for an immediate explanation, failing which he will be summoned by the Commission,” NCW Chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam said.

“He doesn’t even know what rape means and that is why he has commented like this. He is another example of a person who comments on violence over women without pondering over it,” she said.

George came under attack from BJP state leader Suresh Kumar, who said, “The Home Minister can’t be so insensitive ….. by giving a new definition (to gang rape).”

The Minister’s earlier remarks came after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held a meeting with top police officials over the law and order in the city, an issue that came to the fore after the gang rape incident on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

“We have already arrested the culprits. Actually nobody was condemning who have committed the crime. You have to condemn such a person,” he had said.

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    Ashley shiri
    Jan 3, 2017 at 4:20 am
    How is it posdible to hsve such senseless ministers, who protect criminals, very shamefull that they dont see right from wrong.
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      ha ha
      Oct 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm
      Shame on you, 'home minister(really ?)'.
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        Sharathchandra
        Oct 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm
        Shame to karnataka. Minimum standard is not maitained. What type of Home minister is this?
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          vikas
          Oct 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm
          Such a shameful comment
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            Amit
            Oct 10, 2015 at 8:12 am
            Mr.minister if your kin is raped are you going to investigate whether it was gang rape??. You should be downright ashamed of yourself and apologize to the woman and her family at once! Also you are not fit to be a public figure leave alone a minister.
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              anantha
              Oct 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm
              The home minister of Karnataka is a known MAFIA and a Gangster. So he is used to do rape and so you can n0ot expect him to understand what is rape, unless other wise some one of his own kith or kin gets RAPED. I wish this happens soon and like to see what this is going to say!
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                Anand Drivedi
                Oct 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm
                What about 2 men raping a cow? BJP seems to know how to define rape in terms of cows but doesn't know to define rape of Women. Under the BJP-RSS Criminal Mafia government, Cows have more respect and protection than women who are mothers, sisters, wives, daughters etc. Shame on BJP-RSS monsters.
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                  Cod Particle
                  Oct 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm
                  Go Home Minister !
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