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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.

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: 06-06-2014 at 04:03:18 am
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