Araga Jnanendra invited significant backlash on Thursday after his tone-deaf comments on the Mysuru gang-rape incident.
Araga Jnanendra, Residence Minister of Karnataka, invited significant backlash on Thursday after his tone-deaf comments on the Mysuru gang-rape incident.
A day just after a college scholar was gang-raped by five guys in Mysuru and her good friend crushed for objecting, Karnataka Residence Minister made use of ‘rape’ as a synonym to political force and backlash, as he also appeared to disgrace the target and tried to put part of the responsibility on her.
The Karnataka Property Minister, when talking to reporters on the situation in Bengaluru, said: “The rape has happened. These Congress persons are trying to rape me. They are hoping to rape the Property Minister.”
“A younger girl like her, she (rape survivor) should not have absent there. It’s an isolated area. For starters she ought to not have gone there. Then again we cannot stop men and women stating you just cannot go someplace. It is this sort of an isolated location,” he extra, seemingly shifting the blame on victim.
A higher education girl was allegedly gang-raped by 5 gentlemen near Chamundi Hill in Mysuru late on Tuesday and the incident arrived to gentle on Wednesday. The girl and her male friend, who was assaulted by the gang, are undergoing remedy in a non-public hospital.
The government and the law enforcement division have taken the gang-rape incident in Mysuru “seriously” and all endeavours are on to nab the culprits, the minister said, introducing that he will himself be travelling to Mysuru Thursday to consider inventory of the developments and the problem there. “As (the target) is in shock, we are not in a position to history her statement completely. But, law enforcement have registered an FIR and all endeavours are on to trace (the culprits),” Jnanendra reported.
“There is no information and facts on any arrests so significantly, after arrested, it will be made identified,” the HM mentioned though answering a query.
The Minister mentioned Mysuru is a vacationer location which 1000’s of people pay a visit to, this is incident is “unfortunate” and has designed us bow down our heads in shame. Responding to a concern on grievances about absence of patrolling by the police may possibly have led to such an incident, he mentioned, he was heading to Mysuru nowadays and will keep a sequence of conferences with officers there on Friday as perfectly, and try to rectify shortcomings if any.
Responding to the Congress’ allegations that the regulation and purchase problem in the point out has failed, Jnanendra mentioned, it is regrettable that they are making an attempt to engage in politics over these types of an incident. “They are striving to get political mileage out of it. This is an inhuman deed. This is not an incident to politicise. We have to together see that these kinds of incidents don’t repeat. Was almost everything terrific in the course of Congress rule?”