In an stunning and appalling statement, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday blamed the punitive regulations under Part 376 IPC for rape-connected murders within the country. Talking to newshounds in Delhi, the Congress leader acknowledged a “dangerous model” of raze after rape is being witnessed after the Nirbhaya case verdict, all over which four convicts were awarded death sentences.
“Which ability of the law on the putting of culprits after the Nirbhaya case, the incidents of raze after rape beget increased. It is a long way a dangerous model being considered within the country,” the Chief Minister acknowledged.
The Nirbhaya case refers back to the brutal rape and raze of a 23-365 days-historic physiotherapy intern, who used to be also savagely assaulted on the involving bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012. The girl, who came to be is known as ”Nirbhaya” (bold), died after a fortnight-lengthy struggle.
Six folks, along with a juvenile, were named as accused and four of the convicts were hanged on March 20, 2020 – 7 years after the incident.
Within the aftermath of the Nirbhaya case, The Prison Legislation (Modification) Act, 2013 used to be passed that amended several provisions of Part 376 of the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, and the Prison Route of Code.
Blame the rapists, no longer the law: BJP
CM Ashok Gehlot’s statement criticizing the law has drawn popular condemnation from the BJP, which accused Congress of trivializing and justifying corrupt crimes of rape and raze.
“Gehlot blames strict rape regulations no longer the rapists! Says rape-connected murders increased after regulations were tightened post Nirbhaya! Now not the critical such statement! He also acknowledged most rape cases are unfaithful! His minister acknowledged ‘mardon ka pradesh as a consequence of this fact rapes happen’ – Priyanka ji is soundless?”
BJP leader Shehzad Poonawala questioned the silence of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra “at the same time as Rajasthan has change into the pinnacle utter in females atrocities.”
Priyanka Vadra has been soundless at the same time as Rajasthan has change into the pinnacle utter in females atrocities..
She has been soundless despite leader after leader trivialising & justifying rape! She has been soundless as law & present of Rajasthan has gone out of hand- from riots to rapes !!
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) August 7, 2022
“Congress has now started campaigning for rapists. Ashok Gehlot’s statement displays the birthday celebration’s mentality and the heart-broken yelp of females in Rajasthan. Congress would no longer need strict tips against rapists. The law and present yelp is worst in Rajasthan,” Poonawala acknowledged extra.
Rajasthan ‘mardon ka pradesh hai’: Minister on rape cases
It used to be only months ago that Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal stoked controversy with his blasé comment about rising incidents of rape within the utter.
Whereas replying within the assembly on March 10, Dhariwal acknowledged the utter “is at no 1 in rape cases” because “Rajasthan is the utter of males”.
“We are at no 1 in rape cases. There would possibly perhaps be no longer any query. Why are we ahead in rape cases?… Rajasthan has been the utter of males,” Shanti Dhariwal acknowledged within the Assembly with some MLAs chuckling within the background.
In 2022, unless the month of June, a entire of 23,432 cases of crime against females and girls, along with 1,892 under the Protection of Formative years from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, were registered within the utter. These embody 3,617 rape cases