Godman’s 'Ridiculous Remarks' On Rape Sparks Outrage In India
Posted in Politics by holycow (#5) 338 days ago (thehindu.com)
Despite the continuing national outrage over the brutal gang rape of the 23-year-old student in Delhi, a small minority on the fringe has said, in a case of blaming the victim, that women are also responsible for the sexual crimes against them. The latest to join their ranks is self-styled spiritual leader Asaram Bapu with his suggestion that the gang-rape victim should have prayed to god and begged with her attackers to let her go. Infuriated over the comments, social and women activists called for legal action and social boycott of Bapu. His comments, however, sparked quick criticism from several women’s organisations and religious leaders.