Mulayam’s shocker: Boys will be boys, they make mistakes… Will you hang them for rape?

If the SP forms government, they will change the law of giving death sentence to rape accused, says Mulayam.

By: Express News Service Written by Mohd Faisal Fareed | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2014 9:59 am

In remarks that sparked outrage on Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav opposed capital punishment for rape, saying “ladke, ladke hain… galti ho jati hai (boys will be boys… they commit mistakes).”

Addressing a rally in Moradabad, he said, “Ladkiyan pehle dosti karti hain. Ladke-ladki mein matbhed ho jata hai. Matbhed hone key baad usey rape ka naam dey deti hain. Ladko sey galti ho jati hai. Kya rape case mein phasi di jayegi? (First girls develop friendship with boys. They when differences occur, they level rape charges. Boys commit mistakes. Will they be hanged for rape).”

Mulayam said his government would try to change such anti-rape laws. “Those who level false allegations will also be punished… In Mumbai also, the rape accused have been sentenced to be hanged,” he said, referring to the Shakti Mills case.

Earlier too, Mulayam had criticised the amended anti-rape laws. In its poll manifesto also, the SP has promised to check the misuse of stringent measures in the anti-rape law. The manifesto mentions that SP MPs had voiced their concern about their possible misuse.

Mulayam said it would be unfortunate if Modi becomes PM as he could not protect women during the 2002 riots.

Mulayam triggered yet another controversy with his rape remarks.

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  1. K
    Kejriwal Fan
    Nov 14, 2016 at 11:21 am
    Netaji was absolutely correct. These Hindu girls act like b***hes, dress up in tight and revealing dresses, shorts, exposing their navel, legs, just to attract men. This clearly means that Hindu girls are deprived of s**ual fun. Even studies suggest that most Hindu men are impotent. So it is upto the Muslim men to fulfill their desires. We, Muslim men must r**e Hindu girls, both, to provide them some fun inside their legs as well as to teach them a;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is very unfortunate that people of this country still elected this Modi as the PM.
  2. V
    Jun 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm
    I felt sad and disappointed on such loose remarks. It seems if mulayam singh was born out of rape and his both the sons are reason of rape otherwise a normal man would not justify a heinous crime against women. May god punish him for such stupid atude towards women. such men does not deserve a life as they are threat to human being and especially women.
  3. J
    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:17 am
    Why would anyone rape someone??
  4. H
    Harry Achari
    Apr 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm
    Mr. Modi should come as PM to tackle those rape criminalities. I am sure he will
  5. H
    Harry Achari
    Apr 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm
    Mulayam is sick. He is totally out of order after his jail sentence. this man should not talk. he is a psychopath
  6. O
    Jun 7, 2014 at 6:19 am
    I support the strong anti-rape sentiment emerging in India, but it disappoints me that India has lost touch with her spiritual heritage, and calls for the death penalty. The statement "Boys will be boys" indeed does flippantly reveal a cavalier atude, but ultimately is true. It would have been perhaps more psychological to state: "We mortals make mistakes, shall we kill those who do, or rehabilitate them?" I do not pretend that Mulayam had such an atude. Privately, I suspect Mulayam, or close friends of his, are guilty of, or almost guilty of rape in younger years.I would be abhorred to see the death penalty introduced in Australia (or any country) for rape, and slightly less abhorred to see it introduced for crimes like murder. To call violently for a violent revenge on rapists is understandable, especially when so very very few Indian women have any semblance of justice, and yet so many many women are raped. But although it is understandable, it is repugnant to me and demonstrates a non-spiritual atude that is coming from a similar level of crudity as the violent, self-serving actions of the rapist.
  7. A
    Apr 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm
    Mr. Pehlwan Mulayam does not realize that Rape is not a mistake its a crime against women. Must have committed a few and got away himself.
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    ankit raj
    Apr 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm
    I am really shamed that our country have such a great leader. Tomorrow they will p "right to RAPE" .
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