However, Jaitley's slip of tongue has already done the damage. He was attacked from all around by women rights groups, opposition parties and commoners.
Women rights activist Kavita Krishnan in a tweet compared Jaitley with SP's Mulayam Singh Yadav, who had given some similar sort of insensitive reaction to Mumbai's Shakti Mill rape case.
Nirbhaya's mother said that since such incident has not happened to the near and dear ones of Arun Jaitley so he considers the rape and murder as a small thing.
Senior journalist Shiv Aroor quoted Nirbhaya's mother on Twitter.
'He calls (the gangrape of my daughter) a small incident bcos such things never happen to people like him.' ~ Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother? Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 22, 2014
After this comment by Jaitley, anger busted among the common twitterites and many people started berating the senior minister for his comment.
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