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Is Shinde fit to be the Home Minister of India?

3 Mar

Sushil Kumar Shinde - Home Minister of IndiaThe Indian democracy has given our country a lot number of elected representatives who have done nothing for the people and have simply added shame for themselves and for the country. There are many ministers who are holding important offices in the country but fail to recognize their responsibilities and duties for which they have been elected. To a larger extent we people are also responsible for electing ministers who in no way qualify for the roles, but then what can be done also, do we Indians have any choice? Do people in big cities actually go out and vote? Do people who go to polling booths have knowledge about the candidate’s background and misdeeds? Anyways that’s a different subject all together about which any of us can write forever.

We are here to discuss about Mr Sushilkumar Shinde who is currently our Home Minister, responsible for maintaining India’s internal security and our highly respected Indian police force comes under his ambit. Apart from many good qualities, a person leading India’s senior most office like Home ministry is expected to possess at least one basic quality which is “he should be aware of what he is speaking”. Looks like our current Home Minister highly lacks that quality. On March 1, 2013, Sushilkumar Shinde during his speech in Rajya Sabha unknowingly disclosed the names of three minor girls of Bhandara in Maharashtra, who were allegedly raped and murdered recently. As per law, the name and identity of victims of rape that too minors should be kept a secret as per Supreme Court guidelines. Shinde did realise his mistake but it was too late as he had already disclosed the names, this mistake can sound silly for him to be picked on, but in an environment of rapes happening all around in the country how can a home minister forget this basic thing. Clearly proves that his old age has taken the better of him or he is just like those senseless ministers who simply read out a piece of paper without actually bothering what’s in it. How can our home minister be so dumb?

There are many such incidents which raise question marks on his ability to hold an office in Indian Ministry. Here are some more of such incidents:

1. Shinde served as Power Minister of India from 2006-2012. During the 2012 northern India power grid failure(a major blackout), Shinde deflected criticism by observing that India was not alone in suffering major power outages, as the United States and Brazil had both experienced similar blackouts within the previous few years. Invariably he told the world that we are behind US and Brazil so what the heck if we have power failure.

2. In august 2012 he taunted actor-politician Jaya Bachchan by saying “This is a serious matter. This is not the subject of a film”. Clearly proves that he forms opinion about people based on their profession, he should not forget that he started his career as a constable in Maharashtra State Police, if we go by his theory of identifying people then we can very well ask him if he was made a home minister with a constable and Sub-Inspector background?

3. In September 2012 Shinde remarked, like the Bofors scam even the Coalgate Scam will be forgotten. A proof of how serious these major corruption issues matters to him.

4. In december 2012 Shinde referred Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in Parliament using honorifics like ‘Mr’ and ‘Shri’. He said “Mr Rehman Malik, interior minister of Pakistan has been telling us repeatedly that he had arrested Mr Hafiz Saeed thrice and that on each occasion, he was let off by the courts for lack of evidence. We had been given to understand by the interior minister of Pakistan that Mr Hafiz Saeed had been arrested on the charges of being a part of the conspiracy for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. When we pursued this matter, they have given us papers pertaining to the detentions of Shri Hafiz Saeed in 2002 and 2009″. For those who don’t know who Hafiz Saeed is, he is the mastermind behind 26/11 terrorist attack in India which took life of 168 innocent Indians. Clearly this incident shows total lack of common sense in Shinde.

5. In December 2012, Shinde gave one month deadline for Centre’ decision on Telengana but backed out as the deadline approached. A court in Andhra Pradesh even asked police to file a case against Shinde for deferring the decision of separate statehood of Telangana. Once again a proof that Shinde is definitely not a man of his words.

6. On January 20, 2013 during an All India Congress Committee(AICC) meeting in Jaipur, Shinde went a little too far while trying to impress the Congress leaders and said “Reports have come during investigation that BJP and RSS conduct terror training camps to spread terrorism. Bombs were planted in Samjhauta express, Mecca Masjid and also a blast was carried out in Malegaon. We will have to think about it seriously and will have to remain alert.” Clearly proves that Shinde can go to any level for flattering his bosses.

Mulayam for Prime Ministership in 2014: Good for India?

28 Feb

Mulayam Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party - Prime Minister 2014?A lot was written about Mulayam Singh Yadav in Media, projecting him as the next prime minister, after his Smajwadi Party came in power with majority in UP in 2012, beyond all speculation he appointed his son as the chief minister of the state and himself decided to concentrate on the central politics in Delhi, probably eyeing the prime ministership in 2014. The prime question we Indians have on our minds, is Mulayam and his party people eligible to rule Delhi? Is Samajwadi party eligible to take India to the next level of progress and make our country corruption free? If we go by the events and incidents happening in UP since Smajwadi party came into power, it looks like Samajwadi party is one which totally believes in muscle power. Party ministers seem to be short tempered, not highly educated and just about ready to throw there punches around everyone.

Here is an incident which added yet more shame to the Samajwadi ruling party in UP and displayed the kind of arrogance the party ministers carry all along. A group of primary school teachers were manhandled and even slapped by a Samajwadi party MLA Bhagwan Sharma alias Guddu Pandit when they went to his residence on February 25, 2013 to hand over a memorandum addressed to the UP Chief Minister. A group of teachers had gone to Sharma’s residence to hand over a memorandum urging Akhilesh Yadav to reconsider the recent directive to primary teachers asking to keep their cell phones available at a particular hour in the morning for verification of their attendance.

Here is the whole incident caught on tape:

This is not the first time and probably not the last time Samajwadi ministers have displayed their muscle power openly in public, there have been many such incidents which have made us believe that Samajwadi Party is a group of people who in arrogance of power fail to understand their obligations towards citizens of India. Even the kind of statement the SP party ministers make in public are quite outrageous and speaks volumes about their incapability, Azam Khan who is one of the senior leaders of the party and was a prime candidate for the chief minister post once said he would have lead the mob to demolish Taj Mahal. Such incidents reflect a lot about the party and the kind of goons who have been give Samajwadi party’s election tickets. This definitely raises a big question mark on the Prime ministership of Mulaym Singh Yadav? If he becomes the supremo of our nation, one can imagine the kind of people who will take up offices and departments in the Indian ministry. If Mulayam really wants to become the PM of our country he has to first clean his very own party which seems to be not at all fit for handling critical positions in Indian Government. Till then all we can do is pray and hope the leadership of our country goes into the right and most deserving hands. The sad part of our democracy is that the central leadership is decided by the numbers game and no one really cares about the education level or the criminal background of ministers who take up office.

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Suryanelli rape case: 111 people booked for sharing comments on Facebook

27 Feb

Bindu Krishna-PJ Kurien-K SudhakaranIn yet another sad incident of so called moral policing, the Kerala police have registered a case under IT Act on a complaint that ‘abusive’ comments have been posted on Facebook against the state Mahila Congress chief  Bindu Krishna for backing Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P.J .Kurien in the Suryanelli rape case. Bindu Krishna filed a complaint saying that abusive comments, along with her picture, had been posted on Facebook after which a case under Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act had been imposed on Facebook users.

Police has filed a case against a man who posted a defamatory comment and the others for sharing the post. Around 120 persons were interrogated by police in Thiruvananthapuram and surrounding areas for posting obscene posts against Bindu Krishna on Facebook. So far Kerala police have booked a case against 111 people for posting derogatory remarks on Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, the accused in the Suryanelli rape case.

Just a few days ago on February 16, 2013, K Sudhakaran a Lok Sabha Congress MP from Kannur, Kerala made dirty comments about the girl victim of the Suryanelli rape case. During a press conference in Muscat K Sudhakaran said the Suryanelli rape case victim who was allegedly raped by 42 men over 40 days in 1996, when she was 16 had carried out “outright prostitution”. Bindu Krishna reacted to the statement by saying “He should withdraw his statement and tender an apology”. K Sudhakaran apologizes for his comments and easily got away with the bold statement of referring a rape victim as a prostitute, whereas the common people of India are facing the sword of politician made law just for sharing and commenting on this whole issue.

Why in the world K Sudhakaran was let away for passing bad comments about a rape victim and the common people of India are being punished? The Kerala Government said they do not agree with Sudhakaran’s view, but could not take legal steps as he made the statement in Muscat. What a reason for not booking a minister! If government thinks people have committed a crime so has K Sudhakaran. Isn’t the law equal for everyone? The way things are going in our country, very soon there will separate jails built for Facebook users who comment or share anything against the government. One thing these politicians need to understand is that they should know how to handle criticism by common people of India, if the police of our country go with the politicians complaints of defamatory remarks, the day will not be far when whole of the country will be booked for sharing some kind of comments against some politician.

If these politicians are really true then why shall they worry about the comments, in fact they create more shame for themselves by using the IT act against the people of India. Let’s hope that coming years will give enough common sense to our so called leaders on how to face criticism on Facebook, Twitter and other social media properties on internet. The internet users in India are growing every second and their freedom of speech just can’t be killed by the hands of these politicians who are elected only by the people of India.

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Markandey Katju: A former Supreme Court judge with short temper

22 Feb

Markandey Katju loosing his temper in an inteviewMarkandey Katju is the Chairman of Press Council of India and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. The Press Council of India is one of the most important statutory bodies in India that governs the conduct of the print media. Katju recently wrote an article in a national daily against the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Katju in his article said “The truth today is that Muslims in Gujarat are terrorized and afraid that if they speak out against the horrors of 2002 they may be attacked and victimized. In the whole of India, Muslims (who are over 200 million of the people of India) are solidly against Modi (though there are a handful of Muslims who for some reason disagree.” Katju further wrote: “It is said by his supporters that Modi has no hand in the killings of Muslims in 2002 and it is also said that he had not been found guilty by any court of law. I do not want to comment on our judiciary but I certainly do not buy the story that Modi had no hand in the events of 2002. He was the chief minister of Gujarat at that time, and the horrible events happened on a large scale in Gujarat. Can it be believed that he had no hand in the events of 2002? At least I find it impossible to believe it.”

Markandey Katju cartoonBefore we start bashing Katju for his remarks let us make it clear that klpdindia.com is not a supporter of BJP or Congress or any political parties in India. We found Katju’s remarks on Modi too provocative to an extent that could disturb the communal harmony of our country. What in the world motivated Katju to comment on an even that happened twelve years ago, why was he silent so far? Is it because media is giving enough footage to Modi as a prime minister candidate for 2014? It really makes no sense for a chairman of press council of India speaking against any individual or a political party. His statement clearly divides our nation; it provokes our Muslim brothers to form a wrong opinion about a chief minister who has so far done fairly well for his state as compared to the others. The 2002 incident of Gujarat was a shameful event which was carried by the religious-goons or the anti-social elements of our society who in the name of religion can go to any extent.

Katju was also the former judge of Supreme Court, being retired from such a prestigious post; one would expect him to be more sensible towards sensitive cases like Gujrat-2002 case. Another wild nature of Katju came into limelight during his interview with a news channel India news. The interview proves his impatient nature and his tolerance level, with this kind of volatile nature one wonder what kind of judgments he might have passed during his tenure as the Supreme Court judge.

Here is Katju’s interview:

In December 2012, Katju in one of his remarks said ’90 per cent of Indians are fools’ but later on clarified by saying that it was meant to awaken people to the realities of social evils like casteism, communalism in the country. May God help India from people like Markandey Katju.

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K Sudhakaran: Another shameful minister

19 Feb

K Sudhakaran a congress MP on Suryanelli rape caseIn India a minister can easily get away from anything, be it a rape or bribe or some act of corruption. Now a whole new trend has started by these ministers who on public forums speak unethical and irresponsible things. Somebody has to tell these ministers that they need to watch their words spoken in public, because it not only creates shame for them but also creates humiliation for the country. In yet another incident the Lok Sabha Congress MP from Kannur, K Sudhakaran made dirty comments about the girl victim of the Suryanelli rape case.

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K Sudhakaran, during a media interaction in Muscat made comments on the victim of Suryanelli and referred her as a prostitute.  He said “Those who knew the history of the girl would understand the fact. She had several occasions to escape from the torture, but she stayed at the place of rape. What the former high court judge R Basant stated about her was true. He is an upright and bold judge. What he stated was based on the evidence. The girl had little self-respect to tell her story before the media. It is a big question whether Kerala’s conscious can accommodate this practice of making people fool”.

Sudhakaran’s statement came in support for his fellow congress man PJ Kurien who is facing serious charges in the Suryanelli rape case. It’s really hard to understand the civic sense of the Indian ministers, their level of education and the sick mentality which they display every now and then while addressing the media. Let’s assume for a moment that the girl is a prostitute, does that gives any minister like Sudhakaran to speak ill and use indecent words for the girl in public. Clearly this reflects the kind of respect these ministers have for the women in our country, the sad part is, we the people of India or the Indian judicial system can do nothing about such kind of statements made in public, especially when it comes from the mouth of powerful Indian politicians. These ministers should display at least some kind of maturity and social responsibility towards the citizens of India. It’s really sad to see such kind of people with sick mind-set sitting in our parliament and framing new laws for our country. One only wonders what kind of contribution these types of sick ministers bring to the table of parliament?

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PJ Kurien: Latest addition to India’s list of shameful ministers

15 Feb

Indian women cartoon by Manoj KureelLadies and gentlemen please put your hands together and welcome yet another character of Indian politics who is about to add more shame to our largest democracy of the world, and this time it’s none other than the speaker of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien who is accused of raping a minor Girl in Kerala. The Rajya Sabha is the upper house of the Indian parliament and has special powers to make laws in respect of any matter in the national interest. PJ Kurien is deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha and takes care of the day-to-day matters of the house. It’s really sad and shocking for the people of India that a person like Kurien who holds such an important position in the Indian parliament is involved in such a horrifying case. So what is this case and how is Kuiren involved in this?

It started way back on January 16, 1996 when a 9th standard girl at Little Flower Convent School in Munnarwa, Kerala was abducted by a bus conductor. After the abduction, the victim was transferred to two others, one of whom a woman and the other a lawyer, victim was presented to the high and mighty in the state’s socio-political spectrum and raped by several persons, the girl was kept in illegal custody in various cities of Kerala and was sexually harassed for one month before she was set free on February 26, 1996. She was given a small amount of money and threatened for dire consequences if she told anyone about what had happened.  The case is known as the Suryanelli rape case, Suryanelli is a village in the backward district of Idukki in Kerala.

On March 28, 1996 the girl’s father submitted a petition to then chief minister AK Antony with a submission by the victim that she had identified from a photo in the Mathrubhumi (Malayalam language newspaper) that one of the assailants was former Union Minister PJ Kurien, who was called Baaji in the testimony. No evidence was found against Kurien and it was opined that Kurien could not have visited the girl at Kumily rest house during the time mentioned by her. Worst part was that Kurien was never interrogated by police in spite of victims’ complaint. However, the victim’s father filed a private complaint in the court of the first class magistrate at Peerumedu, with Kurien as a prime accused. Two witnesses confirmed that they had seen Kurian at the Kumily house during the days as alleged by the victim. In May 1999, the Peerumade first class judicial magistrate court had issued a direction to file a charge sheet against Kurian on the basis of a private complaint filed by the victim, but using influence at the Centre, Kurian managed to get an injunction from the Supreme Court against this indictment. In 1999, under public pressure, the government set up the State’s first-ever Special Court to try a case of sexual assault. A serious inquiry conducted by a team led by Inspector-General of Police Sibi Mathew bringing the culprits to book. On September 6, 2000, the Special Court sentenced 35 persons to rigorous imprisonment for varying terms. Kerala High Court refused to include Kurien as a defendant on April 4, 2007 for the lack of evidence. The worst part was that High Court even declared that the victim was a willing partner. Supreme Court of India dismissed a petition filed by Kerala Government challenging the High Court’s refusal to charge P J Kurien.

PJ KurienOn Jan 31, 2013, the Supreme Court set aside a Kerala High Court verdict acquitting 35 men accused of rape. The Supreme Court also expressed shock over the findings of the high court that the victim was a willing partner. According to the apex court, the high court did not look at the evidence properly and directed that the case be re-judged again within six month.  An interesting turn came to the Suryanelli case on February 11, 2013 when Dharmarajan, the convict who is absconding after obtaining bail, told a television channel that Sibi Mathews, who headed the special investigation team, had pressured him not to mention about Kurien’s alleged involvement in the case. Dharmarjan, who was charged with taking the girl to several places for 40 days between January and February in 1996 and sentenced to five years by the High Court, said that Kurien was spared the identification parade conducted as part of investigations.  He told Mathrubhumi News from an undisclosed place in Karnataka “I took Kurien in my Ambassador car to the Kumily Guest house, Why should I lie on that, I am ready to swear by my deceased father”

Suryanelli case is yet another example of how our Indian politicians exploit the laws of the land to their personal benefits, the funny part is that after such shameful allegations these people still dare to be in politics and become part of the parliamentary system which defines new laws for the country. How can a person like Kurien with such an allegation are even allowed to enter our parliament?

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Azam Khan’s embarrassment to India: Would’ve led the mob to demolish Taj Mahal

29 Jan

Azam khan the UP minister on demolishing taj MahalSamajwadi Party leader and Urban Development minister of Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan once again created shame, this time for the country by voicing his opinion about the government funds being misused by ministers for personal reasons. He referred Taj Mahal as the misuse of public money and said he would have happily led the mob to demolish the world famous monument. Azam Khan who was in Muzaffarnagar compared Mughal emperor Shah Jahan with opposition party(BSP) leader Mayawati, saying that the Mayawati had built statues for herself with public funds just as the Mughal emperor did in the 17th century.

Here are the exact words of the minister:

“Agar log masjid ke bajaye Taj Mahal girane chahein to main unse aage chaloonga. Isliye ki kisee bhi hukmaran ko aam awam ke khazane se apni mehbooba ke liye taj mahal banana ka haq naheen diya ja sakta.” (If people were to demolish the Taj Mahal instead of any mosque, I would be the first one to march ahead of them; and that is because I firmly believe that no ruler has the right to use the people’s money to build a monument for his lover).

We understand that probably Azam Khan was trying to show off his honesty by making such statement, but this kind of childish comparison, only tells us more about his ignorance of general knowledge about the historical monument such as Taj Mahal which has given India a recognition on the world map. Azam Khan was one of the prime candidates for the Chief Minister position when Samajwadi party won the elections by majority in the state. Thankfully he was not selected for the chief minister role, but we Indians do wonder about his capabilities as the Urban Development minister of UP state which has the maximum number of districts and has the most poor infrastructure, rural poverty and trapped in ugly caste wars. May god save the state from ministers such as Azam Khan who display such a narrow thinking in public?

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Sushilkumar Shinde: Indian Home Minister gone crazy

23 Jan

Sushilkumar Shinde Home Minister of India - CartoonBefore we start blasting Mr. Shinde for his shameful remark, let’s try and understand what office he is holding in the current ministry of India. Mr. Shinde is a politician from the state of Maharashtra and is currently the Minister of Home Affairs in the Sonia-Manmohan government. The Minister of Home Affairs commonly referred to as the Home Minister is regarded as number two in seniority, next to the Prime Minister of India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who actually could have been the first prime minister of India after the independence, was the first home minister of India. The importance of Home Minister in India is proven by the fact that the portfolio in past have been held by many former prime ministers and presidents of India. India’s police force comes under the office of the Home Minister.

On January 20, 2013 during an All India Congress Committee(AICC) meeting in Jaipur, Shinde went a little too far while trying to impress the Congress leaders and gave a shameful statement which in a way humiliated the office of Home Ministry and raised question marks on his capabilities of being the Home Minister of India. He said “Reports have come during investigation that BJP and RSS conduct terror training camps to spread terrorism. Bombs were planted in Samjhauta express, Mecca Masjid and also a blast was carried out in Malegaon. We will have to think about it seriously and will have to remain alert.” BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is another Indian political party and is also the biggest opposition party against the ruling Congress party. While Mr. Shinde was trying to impress his party men by speaking against the opposition party, he had no idea about the magnitude of impact his statement would have on the people of India. Naturally BJP and RSS were quite upset by his remarks; most importantly the remarks had the potential to disrupt the peace and harmony of the country. Clearly Mr. Shinde with his statement wanted to win the hearts of minority Muslims of India who according to him have been at times mistakenly dragged into terrorism acts which were actually executed by the people trained by BJP and RSS.

Shinde’s remark went international when Mumbai attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed for whom the US has announced a $10 million bounty, told a press conference in Lahore that India always resorted to propaganda against Pakistani organizations but it now stood “exposed”. Congress party, who initially supported Shinde’s statement, after the uproar in media, is now trying to distance itself from the Home Minister. Home Secretary RK Singh who reports to Shinde, in an effort to rescue his boss said “We have names of at least 10 persons involved in Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Dargah Sharif blasts who were associated with the RSS.”

It’s a shame that a minister whose prime job is to maintain law and order in the country comes up with a statement which can disturb the peace of our country. Thankfully we Indians are now mature enough to understand that such kinds of statements by ministers don’t have any ethical value. Gone are the days when the ministers’ values and actions were given the prime importance by the Indian citizens. Common man on the street knows the kind of games these minister play to stay in office for few more years. We Indians very well know the dual standards of these ministers and their provocative words; it makes us even more sad to see the kind of people running our country.

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Rahul Gandhi elevated to number two position in Congress: An Indian affair or a family affair?

22 Jan

Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi cartoon pictureFinally Rahul Gandhi has been appointed as the vice president of the congress party and formally elevated to number two position in the party. Since the independence India has been mostly ruled by the Nehru dynasty or the so called Gandhi family and with the congress party’s vice president announcement it’s quite evident that India has to still go through dynasty domination for many more years to come. Family power politics is nothing new to India; Indian parliament which is full of relatives is by far the strongest proof that the family name plays much more important role in politics than individual qualities or merits.

While the Congress party men are gung-ho about their new leader and trying to project this as breaking news, it hasn’t mattered much to the people of India as everyone was pretty much aware of this to happen at some point or the other. They say that Rahul Gandhi is now numbers two, we already believe he is number one and for good or bad reasons we also know that someday India will surely see Rahul Gandhi being crowned as the Prime Minister. Despite the all time low popularity of Congress party it’s a much known fact that no other political party than congress has the power or the money to form the ruling party in our country. It’s a very well-known fact that elections in India are won by only one thing and that is money, for a simple corporation or MLA election the candidates spend crores of money to win votes, just because the return profits are limitless, the candidates end up spending money like water for their election campaigns. Imagine the kind of money heap the congress party especially the Nehru family must be sitting on as they have ruled the country for maximum tenure. So without a doubt congress will be the leading party in India for many more years to come.

The Congress party is trying to project their vice president’s decision as the party decision, we Indians very well know that it’s the family affair of probably the richest political family in India to whom no one can dare to point back any fingers. It’s unfortunate that India will still have to go through the same ideologies which have leaded us to our downfall. They say we are developed and on the right track, but we Indians on the streets very well know where we are and wonder if ever we can come out of this mess gifted to us by the dynasties of rich and powerful politicians.

Watch Rahul Gandhi’s emotional speech as Congress party’s Vice president:

 

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Shameful comments by crazy Indians on Delhi gang rape

9 Jan

Looks like there is one set of so-called ministers and elite people in the Indian society who is trying to capitalize from the sad incident of Delhi gang rape. When there are one set of people who is deeply shaken by this incident, there is another set who is trying to gain cheap popularity by passing inhuman comments. Here are few such incidents:

1. RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) chief Mohan Bhagwat in his comment criticized urban India and said rape like crimes do not happen in rural Bharat and is mainly prevalent in urban India due to western influence.

 

2. Kailash Vijayvargiya a cabinet minister in BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government of MP(Madhya Pradesh) said, those women who cross their limits, pay huge price.

 

3. Asaram Bapu a Hindu spiritual leader and the so-called guru said that the victim of the Delhi gang-rape could have saved herself by addressing the criminals as brothers and pleading for mercy.

 

4. Indian political party (Samajwadi Party) leader Abu Asim Azmi said that western culture had ruined Indian culture and led to increasing crime on women including rapes.

 

5. JD(U) (Janata Dal) party chief Sharad Yadav sparked a major controversy by endorsing ‘Taliban-style’ diktat by Khap panchayats in Haryana. Khap panchayat has been known for supporting honour killings in the name of caste and are against harsh punishments for men accused in rape.