Uttar Pradesh minister Upendra Tiwari on Sunday said that while the rape of a minor was a reality, women in the age group of 30-35 years complain of the same after being in relationships for years.
“There is a nature of rape. Now if a minor is raped, it will be considered as rape. But at times we hear that a married woman in the age group of 30-35 years too has been a victim of a similar incident…for 7-8 years there would be an affair, then complaint of rape comes…Such matters should have been raised then.” news agency ANI quoted Water Supply, Land Development and Water Resources Minister Upendra Tiwari as saying.
Listen to his statement here:
#WATCH UP Minister Upendra Tiwari: Dekhiye rape ka nature hota hai, ab jaise agar koi nabalig ladki hai uske sath rape hua hai toh usko to hum rape manenge, lekin kahin-kahin pe ye bhi sunne ko aata hai ko ki vivahit mahila hai, umar 30-35 saal hai….uska alag-alag nature hai pic.twitter.com/Ou1AMPsvGB
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His controversial remark comes after a 12-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by six men in Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh.