Dec 16 Victim's Father, Activists Condemn Mulayam's Rape Remark

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April 11, 2014 AT 8:20 AM
India's Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's comments on rape Friday attracted widespread outrage with political parties, tinsel town celebrities and the father of the Dec 16, 2012 rape victim condemning it roundly. Women activists too criticized the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister for his comment made Thursday at an election rally in the state's Moradabad city that rapists should not be sent to gallows as "young boys make such mistakes". Voicing outrage at the comment, the father of the gang-rape victim urged people not to elect such a leader as he does not "honour" women.