Fake: Kiron Kher did not say rapes are a party of Indian tradition and culture
New Delhi, Oct 14: A statement on rapes being attributed to BJP MP, Kiron Kher has gone viral on social media.
The discourse on rapes have dominated headlines in the aftermath of the Hathras incident. A user on the social media wrote, 'rape is part of Indian culture and tradition.
We cannot stop it, the user wrote and attributed it to Kher.
We did several searches, but could not find any such statement made by Kher. However, there was a statement made by Kher three years back on the subject and today it has been taken totally out of context.
In 2018, Kher while reacting to the series of rapes reported from Haryana had said that such incidents are not new. They have been taking place forever. Only a change in mindset can bring a change. The change in society starts from within a family, Kher had also said in January 2018.
What Kher had said in 2018 can be found here:
It may be recalled that in 2017, Kher had been criticised for making a remark on the same subject. She had said that all girls should bear in mind that when there are already three men in an auto-rickshaw, you should not take that ride. While there was criticism for the statement, Kher had said that she stood by her statement and only meant that girls should be careful.
Kiron Kher said rape is part of Indian culture
Kher had said that rapes are taking place forever and this is an old statement