Indian Prime Minister: Rape is "sometimes" right

, Posted: Thu, June 5 2014 at 2:37 PM, Updated: Thu, June 5 2014 at 2:44 PM

Indian Prime Minister: Rape is

(NBC News) A senior politician from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has been quoted saying that sometimes rape is "right," sparking renewed outrage about widespread sexual assault in that country, NBC News.

"This is a social crime which depends on men and women. Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong," Babulal Gaur, home minister of Madhya Pradesh state, was quoted as saying in the Hindustan Times. "Until there's a complaint, nothing can happen. Modi has so far been silent about the May 26 gang rape and murder of two teenage girls in the north of the country.

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