Reacting to BJP MLA Surendra Singh’s comments stressing on teaching the daughters good values in order to prevent rapes, Rahul Gandhi said, “This is the filthy RSS male chauvinist mentality at work. Men do the raping but women need to be taught good values.” Singh had said that rape cases in the country can be prevented only with “sanskaar” (culture and values) and that parents should ensure to instil good values in their young daughters.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Sunday met the kin of the alleged 19-year-old gangrape victim in Hathras and demanded Y-category security for them. “I demand ‘Y security’ for the family or I’ll take them to my house, they aren’t safe here. We want an inquiry to be done under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge,” ANI quoted him as saying. Earlier in the day, Azad was stopped by Uttar Pradesh police personnel while he was on his way to visit the village.
Commenting on the police’s lathicharge on Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) members on Sunday, Hathras Sadar SDM Prakash Meena said that mild force had to be used after the workers started misbehaving with women personnel and broke barricades, news agency ANI reported. “A delegation of not more than 5 people are allowed inside the village. Delegations of SP & RLD came in, we got 5 names listed & allowed them to go there. Eventually their workers started misbehaving with women personnel. They broke the barricadding & pelted stones. One of our COs has been injured. To disperse the crowd we had to use minor force. Situation is under control,” ANI quoted him as saying.