What's wrong with Asaram? Holds Delhi victim responsible for gang-rape
Bharatpur/New Delhi: Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu is in the center of a major controversy after he held the Delhi victim responsible for the barbaric sexual assault on her by a group of six men.
"Only 5-6 people are not the culprits. The victim daughter is as guilty as her rapists... She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop... This could have saved her dignity and life," Asaram said.
"Can one hand clap? I don't think so," he quiped.
"The accused were drunk. If the girl had chanted hymns to Goddess Saraswati and to Guru Diksha then she wouldn't have entered the bus...," he added.
On one hand where the nation wants a strong law against rape, Asaram said he is against harsher punishments for offenders as the law could be misutilised.
"We have often seen such laws are made to be misutilised... Dowry harassment law is the biggest example. Similarly, rape laws can be misused by women."
The sexist and unholy remarks have triggered massive public outburst and the Twitterati were quick to tweet their anger.
Raju Srivastava's joke that got in trouble: A woman looks at Saddam Hussein's capture video and says "Ye Asaram bapu ko kya kar rahe hain?"
These are the people some worship:
"Victim should have called culprits brothers and begged before them to stop. Can one hand clap?"- Asaram Bapu | It can slap. Shall I show u?
Am clasping my hands together and begging Asaram Bapu - "Brother. Please stop."
Dear Asaram bapu, This "Bhaiyya" trick doesn't even work with Auto-walas. "Bhaiyya, Juhu chaloge?" "No"
Stupidity doesn't end: Delhi gangrape victim should have called attackers her brothers, says godman.
BJP MP Smriti Irani also slammed the godman, saying his comments are totally unacceptable.
"Shocking to believe that a rape victim is being blamed for the sexual assault. His comments are totally preposterous and uncalled for... This is why rape victims keep quiet."
The self-styled godman also said he is against harsher punishment for offenders as the law could be misutilised.