Indian Politicians Say Raped Women Should Be Hanged, Rapists Forgiven

imagePoliticians in India support punishment and hanging for married women who are raped, but argue for forgiveness for the rapists. WHAT?!

The Daily News reports:

Women who have sex outside marriage should be hanged and men who commit rape “forgiven,” senior Indian politicians have claimed.

In a general election speech, Mulayam Singh Yadav, said he would scrap a recently introduced death-penalty law for rapists.

Yadav said men should not face the death penalty, noting that “boys…make mistakes.”

His Socialist Party runs India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh, with a population of over 200 million, reports The Independent.

Yadav tried to backtrack on his claims and said he was “against rape” and innocent people should not be hanged.

But a colleague who rushed to his defense said women are guilty if they are raped or have sex outside marriage.

Abu Amzi told Indian TV: “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.”

Pressed further, Amzi said: “Any woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without consent, should be hanged. Both should be hanged. It shouldn’t be allowed even if a woman goes by consent.”

Voting in the Indian general election has started and will continue until May 16. Almost 815 million Indians can vote.

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