Dresses reason for rape: Andhra Pradesh DGP

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  1. Daredevil

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    Dresses reason for rape: Andhra Pradesh DGP


    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police chief has sparked off a row by saying that rapes are on the rise in the state because women in villages have started wearing salwar kameez.

    "Increase or decrease in rape cases could not be attributed to policing. Women in villages are turning fashionable, wearing salwar kameez which tends to provoke men," said Dinesh Reddy, DGP, Andhra Pradesh.

    The shocker came when the top cop was asked about the rising number of rape cases in the state. Official estimates put the number of rape cases recorded in the state this year at 1291.

    The DGP's remark has provoked widespread outrage and condemnation.

    Sabitha Indra Reddy, Home Minister, Andhra Pradesh said, "It's not the prerogative of either the DGP, or me or the government to decide what a woman should wear. There can be several reasons for a rape and our effort is to ensure the safety of women."

    Home Minister P Chidambaram has also spoken out on the issue saying the police has no business dictating dress codes to citizens.
    Chidambaram said, "I disagree with the statement. Everyone in this country is free to wear whatever they like. This is not an issue of policing. It was unexpected of a DG level officer to come up with such a statement."

    The DGP's office has now issued a clarification saying DGP Reddy's comments were misinterpreted.

    The question that arises here is - Can the police exempt itself of its responsibilities in this way? Are they right in putting the onus of a girl's safety on what she chooses to wear?
     
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    Now this DGP is talking like Pakistani Mullahs. He should be properly dressed down.
     
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    We urban youth will get shocked by his statement. But what this DGP is saying is nothing new when it comes to traditional Indian society. Do we remember the Ram Sene incident and its aftermath, and the kind of statements that many nutters made that time?
     
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    Aptly put, police should do their jobs, they should stop lecturing what others should wear
     
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    If Salwar kameez causes rape what will mini skirts cause?
     
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    And stupidity should be a reason to be kicked out of the police department.
     
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    gang rape . :D
     
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    Salwar Kameez is so provocative that it excites the urge to rape.

    The man must be daft.

    Must have been the SHO in the Charminar area and have got used to burkhas as the way of dressing for women!

    In fact, he has committed rape - the rape of logic!
     
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    He should police properly, instead of telling woman what to wear.
     
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    Perhaps he'd say: "cannibalism". :lol:
     
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    and people having money causes the robbery. How these kind of people get to this higher post? Don't we have any selection criteria?
     
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    [video]http://indiatoday.intoday.in/video/andhra-dgp-clarifies-rape-remark/1/166666.html[/video]
     
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    Saree, worn in 'a' way, is the most provocative of all the dresses women wear...even mini skirts, let alone salwars don't come closer..;)
     
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    I am starting to wonder how many of these I*****S are in the post as this DGP? How does one modify their behaviour when it comes to public statement on a sensitive issues such as "RAPE"? What kind of punishment should be handed over to clowns like him? One should not allow them to walkaway without any punishment.
     
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    ofocurse, its a sensible comment, you cannot walk around in bikini and expect not to get raped..
     
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    Absolutely agree. Some of Bollywoods greatest provocative songs have been in Saris!! Bring in the rain and it's sone pe suhaga!!
     
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    It is one of the lowest of low for a human being to think because of the dress a woman wears a man has the right to impose himself on physically weaker sex. In this post the topic the issue is the comments by DGP and not the bikini as a dress. If it happens in front of your eyes would you defend her or run away as a coward?
     
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    I have heard of the term - 'dressed to kill',

    This is the first time I have heard of - 'dressed to be raped!'.
     
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    Dhak dhak karne laga..:whistle:
     

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