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Four men can't rape a woman, one rapes and others from the family are named, says Mulayam Singh Yadav

In April 2014, while opposing death penalty to three men convicted in a gangrape case, he had said that "boys will be boys, they commit mistakes."

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Updated:August 19, 2015, 6:32 PM IST
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A file picture of  Mulayam Singh Yadav.
A file picture of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has yet again created a storm with his controversial comments. Stating that the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is better than all other states, he said that one person commits rape and four are named in the complaint. To corroborate his claim, he added that "it is impossible for 4 men to rape a woman."

"I know of many such cases, where 1 person commits the rape and 4 people are named in the report. There are cases where one person commits crime, 4 brothers in the same family get arrested," he said.

This is not the first time that Mulayam has made a shocking and insensitive statement. In April 2014, while opposing death penalty to three men convicted in a gangrape case, he had said that "boys will be boys, they commit mistakes."

He had even blamed the girls for rape saying that girls get friendly with boys and when they fight and have differences, they term it as rape.

The Samajwadi Party also hit out at the opposition saying an effort was being made to "defame" the government due to "political enmity". The Uttar Pradesh government which has been facing criticism over law and order situation,

Referring to the law and order situation in the state, the SP supremo said that considering UP's population, crime rate was "very low".

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