Manohar Lal Khattar

Chief Minister Of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has sparked controversy by speaking insensitively about the rape. He was addressing a public gathering in the town of Kalka in Panchkula district.

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Manohar Lal Khattar said that in 80 to 90 per cent of rape and eve-teasing cases, the accused and the victim know each other. In many cases, they know each other for a long time and, on one day, when there is an argument (between them over some them over some issue)an FIR is lodged, saying: ‘He has raped me.’

Arvind Kejriwal, The Chief Minister from Delhi, was quick to point out the insensitive statement from Manohar Lal Khattar.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted:

When things backfired, Khattar reportedly tried to put an end to this controversy and said

“I didn’t say sehmati (consent). I said people who know each other. That’s where rapes occur. I am not the only one saying this. There’s research to back it. There shouldn’t be politics into this”

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Previously in 2014 Manohar Lal Khattar also said that women’s dressing sense decide if she’ll get sexually assaulted or not.

“A boy would not even look at a girl the “wrong way” if she dressed “decently”. If they really want and need to enjoy their freedom of choice, why don’t they just roam around naked? Freedom has to be limited. These short clothes are Western influences. Our country’s tradition asks girls to dress decently.”

Politicians and this insensitive statement have the old relation. Several shocking comments have been given by the politicians quite a few times.

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