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Even gods can't prevent rape incidents: UP Governor

Jul 21, 2014 04:25 PM IST Politics Politics

Lucknow: Adding to the volley of irresponsible remarks made on crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said that even gods could not prevent rape incidents.

Qureshi, who took additional charge as the UP Governor recently, said, "Even god can't prevent rapes there should not be politics over rapes."

He agreed that the law and order situation in the state was dismal but added that rape incidents could not be stopped or prevented.

"Law and order situation in the state is a matter of concern...though rapes can't be stopped, the police must act swiftly and and bring the culprits to justice," said Qureshi.

The UP Governor's comments come on close heels with the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh saying that the rape incidents in the state was very less as compared to its entire population.