Karnataka Home Minister sparks controversy, blames media for showing rape stories for TRPs

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BJP Leader B S Yeduyurappa, R Ashok and MP Shobha Karandlaje along with Mahila Morcha activists protest against the recent sexual harresment cases on children in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Bengaluru, Nov 6: As Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka is facing flak over repeated incidents of rape, including child sexual assault, rocking Bengaluru, state's Home Minister KJ George has sparked a controversy by blaming the media for tarnishing the Garden City's image by focussing on rape stories for TRPs.

The Congress leader brazenly attacked the media for attacking his government just for grabbing maximum eyeballs and said that it is the school administration that must be held responsible for crimes on their campus.

Recently, a 6-year-old child was sexually assaulted in a Bengaluru school.

"Nowadays people in the media are playing only these kinds of news to increase their TRPs. How many such incidents have taken place? After the Nirbhaya incident Section 376 has a wider definition. School management should take care of whatever happens inside their schools. Bangalore is now being branded as rape city," said George.

George's controversial statement has given opposition BJP a chance to attack the ruling Congress for only giving insensitive remarks but not doing its job. Senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa called it mere frustration.

"Home Minister of Karnataka can't react out of frustration when he failed to perform his duty," said Yeddyurappa.

Earlier on Wednesday, the BJP held a protest in Bengaluru against the ruling Congress government over several incidents on rape in the past few months. 20 BJP members were taken into police custody.

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, state party chief Prahlad Joshi and women members of the party's women's cell took part in the protest, which started from the party office in Malleswaram.

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