After Mulayam’s rape shocker, Abu Azmi suggests death for sex ‘with or without consent’

Mulayam's comments have been condemned by women's rights groups and political parties.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2014 7:07 pm

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Friday stirred a controversy by his comment that consensual sex between adults outside marriage was “polluting” Indian culture and neither Hindus nor Muslims will tolerate it.

He also said Islamic law provides for punishment for such conduct. In modern times, people have forgotten our culture and religion. Religion is important in India and no Hindu or Muslim will tolerate unmarried men and women cohabiting and doing things only married couples are supposed to do,” Azmi, president of the Maharashtra unit of the party, said.

No decent, cultured family will allow their women to do such things. Islam provides for punishment for such conduct, he said. “On Friday, America and other modern countries are beating ‘Damru’ (pellet drum) and drawing us towards their culture. Their culture is polluting our culture,” he said.

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    Hari Sud
    Apr 11, 2014 at 11:30 am
    It is still woman's right to say yes or no. You better take a lessons in male behavior and responsibilities towards women. Most of the cases where rapist is to be hanged or given life imprisonment are about group by a male bunch and murder.But thank God your true self is coming out during election campaign. Women, including Muslim women would not vote for you.
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      Hari
      Apr 12, 2014 at 7:02 am
      The people must defeat regional parties who are involved in anti-national activities like communalism, terrorism, decoity, robbery, grafts, mive corruption, ing development of country etc. Otherwise this country will turn into anarchy & turmoil.
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        speak up
        Apr 11, 2014 at 11:15 am
        Its bad to hear that such a big political leader speaks this.I think he is saying the the girls who make false cases should also be punished.and those girls who make rape case after the relation breakup r equally responsible.
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