Indian Minister: Rape ‘Sometimes’ Right

An Indian minister responsible for law and order in the state of Madhya Pradesh is coming under fire after saying of rape: “Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.” Babulal Gaur, a member of the BJP party that recently dominated elections in India, also said that “until there’s a complaint, nothing can happen” to punish rapists. According to The Guardian, one rape is reported every 21 minutes in India. Recent rapes have thrust the issue back in the spotlight. Two teenage girls were gang-raped and hanged last week, and when the family tried to report it they were turned away. Another woman was recently gang-raped, forced to drink acid, and strangled to death. Another was shot dead for fighting back.