Bengaluru, Oct 9: At a time when the IT City Bengaluru is witnessing crime against women on a regular basis, Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Friday, Oct 9 shocked everyone with his definition of gang-rape.
George's shocking remarks come in the backdrop of a gangrape incident of a 22-year-old BPO employee at knife point inside a moving van in Bengaluru on Saturday, Oct 3.
While talking to the media, George stoked the controversy when he said, "Rape by two men is not gangrape."
Hew further said, "How can you call it a gangrape? A gangrape is when four-five people are involved. We should condemn the people who did such an act."
While condemning his statement, NCW Chairperson Lalita Kumarmangalam was quoted saying as, "Karnataka Minister is another example of someone not understanding issue of violence against women yet commenting on the matter thoughtlessly. Leaders in public life, especially those from political parties should think before talking. We will send him a suo moto, let's see how he replies."
In Nov 2014, George was in the eye of storm over once such controversial statement. He had blamed the media for highlighting the rape cases to increase TRP ratings.
Such kind of controversial comments have been a common routine for politicians from Uttar Pradesh, but such an irresponsible remark by the Karnataka home minister is indeed highly shocking.