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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    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.
  2. S
    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.
  3. T
    Jun 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm
    INCOMPETENT leaders cannot ensure rape is prevented
  4. T
    Jun 5, 2014 at 11:32 pm
    Sure. INCOMPETENT government cannot ensure rape
  5. A
    Jun 6, 2014 at 4:45 am
    how can a zipper problem be a social problem...?
  6. P
    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
  8. A
    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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