With this abhor statement clearly his feudalistic and medieval mindset is palpable. May be evidently his dream is to take India back to an era of "Chir Haran of Draupadi" kind of time. Else when whole world is talking about empowering women, this crazy man is all out to belittle rapes and gang rapes. Mulayam Singh didn't hesitate to show his deepest concern to Mumbai Shakti Mill rapists questioning the judgment of capital punishment to them with an attempt to highest disregard to judiciary as well.
In fact it will not be a surprise if the Nirbhaya Gang rape culprits in any way out of jail and chose to contest election, then SP will be the first party to give tickets to them.
As he is seriously looking for power at Centre, so no wonder if we get "Right to Rape" kind of legislation in an attempt to alternate the present stringent anti-rape laws. After all boys are boys?they're prone to commit mistakes!
And do not get astonished if it will be backed by the Congress who is obviously fond of "Right-legislations" (no matter if RaGa talks about women empowerment in almost all his rallies?after all there is something called hypocrisy..Right!!) As there was no strong criticism from the top Congress leadership as SP is a top ally in UPA. Even highly vocal Digvijay Singh chose to be silent.
What the Samajwadi Party (as a total unit is going head over heels) is trying to achieve? What purpose is this going to serve and whose interests are going to be protected are really a big and a mysterious question now.
But by making such brazen and indigestible remarks it's a total death of decency in SP in general and Mulayam Singh in particular. Because of these apathetic mindsets of SP "Women Reservation Bill" is still suffering roadblocks in the Parliament. Such people should be thrown out of the Indian political horizon.
A lovely girl in her twenties became Nirbhaya in 16 December 2012 because of this kind of feudalistic mind set of our society. Mostly it's a part of our cultural duplicity with sporadic revelation. Some time more than that.
Rapes and gang rapes are heinous crimes and can never be justified in any case. Rapists are monstrous criminals irrespective of cast, creed and religion and a liability to society and should be meted out with highest possible chastisement.
When a party supremo makes such lenient statements for rapist and gang rapist (don't forget Naresh Agrawal for his female assistant statement during Tejpal controversy) then what could be expected from the other people?
Now the question is not "Should Mulayam apologies to the women of India?" No...Of course not. Because instead the right question is "Shouldn't we send him to asylum??" The entire woman clan in UP should vote against this party and illustrate him his rightful place.