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Do not make fuss over one or two rape incidents: Union minister Santosh Gangwar on Unnao, Kathua cases

The minister was commenting on the public outrage over Kathua incident, where an eight-year-old was raped and killed, and Unnao case, where a minor was allegedly abducted and raped by a BJP MLA last year.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 22, 2018 12:13 IST
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Do not make fuss over one or two rape incidents: Union minister Santosh Gangwar on Unnao, Kathua cases

Union Minister Santosh Gangwar says that public should not make a fuss over one or two rape incidents as all crimes cannot be prevented. 

"Aisi ghatnaye (rape cases) durbhagyapurn hoti hain,par kabhi kabhi roka nahi ja sakta hai.Sarkar sakriya hai sab jagah, karyavahi kar rahi hai. Itne bade desh mein ek do ghatna ho jaye to baat ka batangad nahi banana chahiye (Such cases are unfortunate, but sometimes cannot be prevented. Governments everywhere are alert and action is being taken. Fuss shouldn't be made if one or two such incidents take place in a vast nation)," Gangwar told media. 

The minister was commenting on the public outrage over Kathua incident, where an eight-year-old was raped and killed, and Unnao case, where a minor was allegedly raped by a BJP MLA last year. 

On social media, Gangwar welcomed the ordinance on the death penalty for child abuse. 

"I welcome the provision of death penalty for rape of any girl below 12 years and increasing punishment from 10 to 20 years if a girl below 16 years is violated. This will help in bringing deterrence in society. All of us have to stand up against this crime," he tweeted today. 

Watch video: BJP leader Santosh Gangwar makes a controversial statement on rape cases, sparks row

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