The Delhi Women’s Commission (DCW) warned Ashok Gehlot, saying his statement about Nirbhaya was numb and hurt the feelings of rape victims.
Mumbai: The Delhi Women’s Commission (DCW) on Sunday criticized Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for his comments on rape in the country, saying the prime minister of Rajasthan should stop using the language of rapists.
The DCW note follows a statement by the Western head of state in which he held the center responsible for the law on rape law and said that after the law on hanging rape accused went into effect, the murder rate would increase. Around the world. country.
DCW warned Ashok Gehlot, saying his statements about Nirbhaya were numb and hurt the feelings of rape victims.
“Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot must stop using the language of rapists, the way he made fun of Nirbhaya hurt the feelings of rape victims. We fought hard to enact the law on the hanging of rapists of young children”, chairman of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal told ANI.
Swati Maliwal also stressed that the minister must strictly enforce the law in his home state as Rajasthan has numerous frontline rape cases. “Instead of making such pointless comments, it is CM Ashok Gehlot’s responsibility to strictly enforce the law as Rajasthan itself witnesses many rape cases,” she added.
Ashok Gehlot’s Statement:
During the congress rally against the central government over rising prices and unemployment on Friday, Prime Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot said that following the entry into force of the law on the hanging of rape accused, the rate of Rape homicides increased across the country.
He went on to say that “after the Nirbhaya case, the law to hang the accused gained momentum and then the it went into effect. Since then, there has been an increase in the number of murders of women after rape.” Rajashthan CM further added, “Due to the hanging of the perpetrators law after the Nirbhaya case, the incidents of murder after the rape have increased. This is a dangerous trend seen in the country.”
Ashok Gehlot said the trend of rape-related killings has reached alarming proportions across the country.
“The rapist feels that the victim will become a witness against the accused. In such a situation, the accused finds it right to kill the victim. The reports that are coming from all over the country show a very dangerous trend. The situation in the country is not good,” he added.
Previously, the Congress leader and former Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav have also made statements on rape which has caused furore .
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