WorldViews: ‘Boys make mistakes’ Indian politician’s comments reignite rape controversy

By Adam Taylor, April 11, 2014

Indian politician Mulayam Singh Yadav is facing a media firestorm after saying that the death penalty for a rape is unfair, and that boys make mistakes.

Speaking in Hindi, Yadav began his comments about rape by saying that "when boys and girls have differences, the girl gives a statement that 'the boy raped me,' and that poor boy gets a death sentence."

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