Rape is sometimes wrong and sometimes right, a social problem, no govt can prevent it: Babulal Gaur

Gaur said women should learn judo, karate to defend themselves.

By: Press Trust of India | Bhopal | Updated: June 6, 2014 10:20 am
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur. (Source: Express Archives) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur. (Source: Express Archives)

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur on Thursday landed in a controversy with his remarks that rape is sometimes wrong and sometimes right and that it is a social problem which no government can prevent.

Gaur, who is a former CM of Madhya Pradesh, said that no government can ensure rape is prevented and action can be taken only after the act, triggering angry reaction from Congress which said he has no right to continue in office.

“It is a social crime which depends on the man and the woman. It is sometimes right and sometimes wrong. Unless a complaint is filed, nothing happens,” he said. “It is not possible for any government to ensure that rape is not committed. Action can be taken only after the act is done,” he told reporters at his residence.

He said women should learn judo, karate to defend themselves. “Unless the person wants, no one can dare touch her. The item numbers in films create a bad environment,” Gaur said.

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First Published on: June 6, 2014 4:03 am
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    m. abraham
    Jun 6, 2014 at 5:46 am
    Persons in authority should talk against social evil. They should not justy immoral activities. The people expect this from leaders.
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      S.Gonesh
      Jun 6, 2014 at 5:12 am
      They who are propagating rape, must be catogrized as criminals.The women body is not for public use. She has a divine natureand it must be protected. For this reason women must be awareof their own duty in keeping its decency.
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        Truth
        Jun 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm
        INCOMPETENT leaders cannot ensure rape is prevented
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          Truth
          Jun 5, 2014 at 11:32 pm
          Sure. INCOMPETENT government cannot ensure rape
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            avi
            Jun 6, 2014 at 4:45 am
            how can a zipper problem be a social problem...?
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              PragmaticBob
              Jun 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm
              Clearly, India needs a new generation of politicians at all levels, not just at the top.I hope Mr. Gaur will explain to his wife and daughters or gdaughters the cirstances under which their rape would be right...I hope he has another place to sleep.
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                Banda Gangaraju
                Jun 6, 2014 at 7:40 am
                Mr. Gaur must share his wisdom with all. Particularly when rape would be right. All of us ignorant people are of the opinion that rape is a heinous crime always. Even if it is done by a husband on an unwilling wife. B.Ganga Raju Hyderabad
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                  ahirwan
                  Jun 6, 2014 at 4:37 am
                  One word .CASTRATION of males committing rape . When a woman says NO, run or you would be Castrated .Unless this goes out in the community and made a Law, rape and murder would continue.This minister is ignorant of a womans nature.She is genetically non-aggressive and to force her into JUDO or KARATE is a gross violation of her Human Rights.This minister needs counselling and should be stood down from public office.
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                    guptadkj
                    Jun 6, 2014 at 6:41 am
                    Guy has well and truly lost it.Rape is never right,it is true that government cannot prevent it,but,the government can surely improve lighting conditions,better police patrolling and faster investigation and exemplary punishment can go a long way in preventing this horrendous crime.
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                      ngr
                      Jun 6, 2014 at 7:15 am
                      Shyama, please do not address him as a 'learned minister'. I seriously doubt he his.
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                        Jagdish Jain
                        Jun 6, 2014 at 3:57 am
                        Rape is not a social crime; rape is violence against women in India. If men In India were raped, they would realize the nature of this crime. Rape creates horrendous physical and psychological problems. If a woman gets a fissure in her private parts, it is the most painful condition in her life; it is very difficult to cure it because the doctors don't know how to cure such a condition.It is shocking to hear the views of Babulal Gaur.
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                          jagdeep jagdeep
                          Jun 6, 2014 at 6:31 am
                          Has this man got a daughter or a g daughter? someone should ask him if their rape would be right or wrong!!
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                            kulaputra kulaputra
                            Jun 6, 2014 at 5:07 am
                            How does rape become sometime right ? Babulal obviously is ok with his sister, daughter getting raped at times ?
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                              murali
                              Jun 6, 2014 at 7:52 am
                              Why we are still tolerating leaders like this fellow. Shoe him out of public life. Else he will one day falicitate rapists terming their act as national heroes.
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                                k.madhukar
                                Jun 6, 2014 at 7:24 am
                                What Gaur meant was if his female kin is raped it is right and if kin of others raped it is bad or wrong. kahika.I think people who voted for him must be hanging their heads in shame.
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                                  Ram mumbaikar
                                  Jun 6, 2014 at 7:31 am
                                  Gaur must be retired.He should be punished or declared senile!
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                                    Narendra
                                    Jun 6, 2014 at 5:24 am
                                    Women are weak and Karate, Judo are useless. Men know these things more than any women can ever learn. Better is give licensed handguns to women between age 20 to 30 and call them license to kill at Rape Crimes. This will become a big force in our country for stopping Rape. If any woman found misusing this power, the gun should be taken away and court can give some punishment such ladies.
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                                      Pete
                                      Jun 5, 2014 at 11:33 pm
                                      Maybe cutting off their genitals and hanging those around their necks would help.Then send pics to even the smallest villages with the caption "This may happen to you too"For ignorants you have to be graphic.
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                                        Bharatiya
                                        Jun 6, 2014 at 6:18 am
                                        Why don't you politicos go without security then? Learn judo and karate and defend yourselves..
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                                          venky
                                          Jun 6, 2014 at 5:36 am
                                          What a bizarre comment! Sometimes I wonder about the things which compel them to make such comments! Sometimes right, sometimes wrong? Why is there a justice system in place? If a man has a problem with a women, he can take legal action against her by going to the police or court. It really saddens me to see such leaders in the political fraternity. But, I on the aspect of item numbers, I won't say that they result in rapes, but they are surely unwanted. Item numbers do make people go crazy ually, with women solely portra as objects of or physical attraction. Though people may argue them to be just fun, but not all think of them like that, in fact majority of the people don't.
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                                            venky
                                            Jun 6, 2014 at 5:40 am
                                            What a bizarre comment! Sometimes I wonder about the things which compel them to make such comments! Sometimes right, sometimes wrong? Why is there a justice system in place? If a man has a problem with a women, he can take legal action against her by going to the police or court. It really saddens me to see such leaders in the political fraternity. But, I on the aspect of item numbers, I won't say that they result in rapes, but they are surely unwanted. Item numbers do make people go crazy ually, with women solely portra as objects of or physical attraction. Though people may argue them to be just fun, but not all think of them like that, in fact majority of the people don't.
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