Amritsar, Apr 11 UNI | 4 months ago

Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh today condemned the rape remarks by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, asserting that 'rape is not a mistake, but a heineous crime that deserves severest punishment'.

Expressing shock over Mr Yadav's statement that young boys commit such mistakes like rape and they must not be hanged for that, Capt Singh said on his Facebook post, 'I am shocked to read the statement of the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav defending the rapists'.

'Let me clarify to Mr Yadav', he said in a strongly worded post, 'rape is not a mistake, it is a heinous crime against the dignity of our daughters. It deserves the severest of punishment'.

Strongly criticising Mr Yadav, Capt Singh said, 'I am sorry to say that such statement only shows the medieval mindset of some people, who though physically living in the 21st century, are the prisoners of a mindset that belongs to medieval ages'.

'By saying that young boys commit mistakes like rape and they must not be hanged for that, Mr Yadav has not only hurt and humiliated the dignity of our women who can be our daughters, sisters and mothers, but it has ashamed us all'.

His statement deserves to be condemned by one and all and he must withdraw it and tender an apology, he added.

(Posted on 11-04-2014)