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Even Lord Ram cannot stop rapes, crimes against women: BJP MLA in UP

BJP MLA Surendra Singh said such incidents could only be controlled through values, not the Constitution.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2018 23:13 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi
Ram cannot stop rape,BJP MLA,Uttar Pradesh
BJP MLA Surendra Singh had earlier courted controversy for making statements like “prostitutes are better than government staff”, and blaming parents and smartphones for rising rape incidents.(ANI/Twitter)

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh has stoked controversy by saying on Sunday that even Lord Ram would not have been able to stop the rising incidents of rape and crimes against women.

“I can say this with conviction that even Lord Ram will not be able to prevent such instances. This is natural pollution, which has not left anybody untouched,” said Surendra Singh, who represents Bairia constitutency , on being asked about the recent molestation incident, a video of which went viral on social media.

As a solution, Surendra Singh suggested, “It is people’s responsibility to treat others as their family, as their sisters. We can only control it through values, not constitution.”

Surendra Singh had earlier courted controversy for blaming parents and smartphones for rising rape incidents.

After the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls, he had blamed ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government for the party’s humiliating defeat at both places. He said if certain ministers were not removed from the state cabinet, the ruling party’s downfall was certain.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Jul 08, 2018 16:19 IST