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Mulayam Singh irks public with his comment on rape; Twitter users express outrage

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 9:01pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav  questioned the death penalty for rape and said that they would change the law if they come to power at a rally on Thursday. 

 “Sometimes boys make such mistakes, should they be hanged? It’s not right to give death penalty for committing rape,” said Mulayam in a controversial statement.  

Addressing a rally in Moradabad, the former UP chief minister said, “if the SP forms government, they will change the law of giving death sentence to the rape accused”.  

From Taslima Nasreen to other activists, everyone was fuming over the SP leaders comment. Even Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant who made her politicial debut sent out a couple of tweets on the issue. 

Mulayam triggered public outrage with his remarks: 

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