Friday 19 December 2014

Outrage at chief's rape comments

Published 14/11/2013 | 02:00

India's top police official has come under fire for saying: "If you can't prevent rape, you might as well enjoy it."

Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the comment during a conference about illegal sports betting and the need to legalise gambling.

Mr Sinha said that if the state could not stop gambling it could at least make some revenue by legalising it. His remarks about rape were in this context.

The remarks have caused outrage across India.

Mr Sinha said that his comments were taken out of context and were misinterpreted, but angry activists called for his resignation.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat said Mr Sinha's comments were offensive to women everywhere. "He should be prosecuted for degrading and insulting women," she said.

Irish Independent

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