Uma Bharti's punishement for rapists-put chilli powder on their wounds

Uma Bharti was campaigning in Agra when she made the comments on rapists.

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Agra, Feb 10: Union Minister Uma Bharti has stirred a controversy after she said that rapists should be tortured in front of the victims, while campaigning in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Bharti, while addressing a large group of people said, "Rapists should be tortured in front of the families of the victims untill they beg for forgiveness. When I was the CM, I made them do it." Bharti, who was the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in 2003, raked up the Bulandshar rape case and said that the Samajwadi party never did enough when it came to this incident.

Uma Bharti's punishement for rapists-put chilli powder on their wounds

She described that rapists should be hung upside down and chilly powder be rubbed on their wounds until they scream. "Mothers and sisters should watch so that they can get closure," she added. She said that when she was the chief minister, she had once ordered cops to hang the rapist upside down and beat them so badly that they would cry out.

"The officer objected and said it was not right. I said, those who behave like demons cannot have human rights. I told him their heads should be cut off like Ravan's," she said.

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