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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has said rapes happen "accidentally" and that rapes were "sometimes right, sometimes wrong." The minister, Babulal Gaur, gave the remarks on Thursday at a time of growing outrage over the gang-rape and murder of the girls, aged 12 and 14, in northern Uttar Pradesh state late last month. Indian politicians also blame tight jeans, short skirts and other Western influences for the country's rise in rapes, while the head of a village council pointed to chowmein which he claimed led to hormone imbalances among men.

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he must be friends with George Will.

#1 | Posted by klifferd at 2014-06-09 05:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe he wants to get a part in a Polanski's next film.

#2 | Posted by Sully at 2014-06-09 07:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

India's Bill Clinton.

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-06-09 07:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

India's "legitimate rape guy"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, aka India's Republican Party

#4 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-09 10:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

He'd do well in today's GOP.

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#7 | Posted by Dave at 2014-06-10 06:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

Did Paikra say rapes were "sometimes right, sometimes wrong" or "sometimes accidental" or both? The 2 quotes are not synonymous, and the story is confusingly written; he might have been intentionally misquoted. But a "right" or "accidental" rape are both a contradiction of terms.

Obviously India has a long way to go, as do many countries, in respecting the autonomy of the individual; that is, that he or she be free from coercion or molestation (not to state America is by any means perfect in this area).

#13 | Posted by kenx at 2014-06-11 03:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

NPR ran a story on Tuesday that inroads are being made, in Africa & in general, that rape is not an acceptable consequence of war.

#14 | Posted by kenx at 2014-06-11 03:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

"OMG! Other countries make different choices than the American empire, and don't care what we think!?!?!!?!?""

I know he has me plonked but I couldn't let this bit of naked asininity pass without comment.

Hint: The victims of these attacks aren't cool with it despite what minister Gaur is saying. They aren't "choosing" to be a part of this.

#16 | Posted by sully at 2014-06-11 09:24 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

India is many different nations in one. A place of the most grinding poverty and ignorance. A place of wealth and intellect. It is hard for us in America to fully appreciate the enormous gap in wealth and resources in such a huge country.

#17 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-11 12:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Of course it is...sometimes she says "no." Sometimes a guy is too ugly. We all learned recently that men have a right to women and, if denied, then men have the right to start shooting people.

#18 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-06-11 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

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