A senior Congress chief from Karnataka was heard making an outrageous and sexist remark within the state Assembly right now, placing rape on par with an unwilling acquiescence to a dialogue on farmers’ points.
“There’s a saying that when rape is inevitable, lie down and revel in it. That’s precisely the place which you might be in,” KR Ramesh Kumar, the previous Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly stated right now, drawing guffaws from the members together with his successor Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri.
The Congress member’s remark got here when the MLAs demanded time from the Speaker to debate farmers’ points within the Assembly.
The Speaker questioned how the session could be carried out if time was allotted to everybody. Then, in a observe of resignation, Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri added: “No matter you resolve – I’ll say sure. What I’m considering is that allow us benefit from the state of affairs. I can not management or regulate the system. My concern is concerning the enterprise of the home, it has additionally to be coated”.
‘There’s a saying, When rape is inevitable, lie down and revel in it’: You wouldn’t imagine an ex-Speaker & Congress MLA says this contained in the #KarnatakaAssembly and Speaker laughs it off … Nobody objects and it’s enterprise as common @ndtv@ndtvindia#OutrageousRapeCommentpic.twitter.com/n8oJ8itVDY
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) December 16, 2021
To this, Ramesh Kumar made the offensive comparability, and the members broke into laughter.
Karnataka has a excessive crime price towards girls. Information from the Karnataka State Police — reported throughout the rape at Mysuru’s Chamundi hills in August, which evoked shock and outrage within the state — confirmed 1,168 rape circumstances have been reported throughout the state between January 2019 and Could 2021.
That is a mean of at the very least one rape a day and 22 of them have been gang-rapes.
After the Chamundi hills rape, the state residence minister had drawn big criticism along with his regressive remark that the lady and her male good friend mustn’t have gone to the abandoned spot. Araga Jnanendra additionally added that the opposition Congress was attempting to ”rape” him by targetting him over the incident.
The minister needed to withdraw his feedback after an enormous row.