My times today. Surjewala claimed the BJP leader had earlier said that if women wanted freedom, they should walk around naked and he sought an apology from the chief minister, as reported news agency PTI. He cited examples claiming that Haryana had become a crime hub, as women became victims every day, according to PTI.
After courting controversy over his remarks Khattar said his statement had been twisted and asserted there should not be any politics on the issue. “(My) statement has been twisted. I had said which is on record and I will again state it that during an investigation in such cases, it was revealed that about 80 per cent of incidents took place between known. But there is a need to bring awareness in the society. There should not be any politics on this issue,” Khattar said.
At a function in Kalka town of Panchkula district on Friday, Khattar said, “The incidents of rape have not increased. Rapes used to take place in the past and even today as well. (Only) the concern (over such incidents) has increased. The biggest concern is that in 80 to 90 per cent of rape and eve-teasing cases, the accused and the victim know each other. In many cases, they know each other for a long time and, on one day, when there is an argument (between them over some issue) an FIR is lodged, saying: ‘He has raped me’,” Khattar had said