10/05/2017 7:33 PM IST | Updated 10/05/2017 7:36 PM IST

Can't Lock Up Everyone's Houses To Prevent Rape: Rajasthan Minister's Comment Creates Controversy

"Were there no rape cases during the Congress regime?"


JAIPUR -- Rajasthan health minister Kalicharan Saraf on Wednesday raked up a controversy saying that police cannot be deployed at each and every house to stop incidents of rape.

Replying to state Congress chief Sachin Pilot's remarks on rising incidents of rape, Saraf lashed out at the previous Congress government.

"Should we deploy police at each and every house? Were there no rape cases during Congress regime," Saraf asked after he met a minor rape victim at JK Lone hospital here.

Saraf said the victim is being provided best-possible treatment and asked the Congress not to politicise the matter.

Conceding that crime graph has indeed shot up in the state, he asked the Congress to "suggest measures" and "guide" the state government to "get rid of the problem".

Reacting on Saraf's statement, Pilot said that it is an "irresponsible statement" coming from a minister.

"Such kind of statement boosts morale of the criminals. government should take some serious steps," he added.


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