India’s Top Cop: If You Can’t Prevent Rape, You Enjoy It!

India Top Cop Rape

It’s never a good idea to make a rape joke – especially if you’re a top police official in charge of several rape investigations and especially if you’re in India, a country still outraged over last year’s fatal rape of a 23-year-old student.

But nobody told that to India’s Central Bureau of Investigations chief Ranjit Sinha, who is now in hot water over a particularly insensitive comment: “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it.”

Ranjit Sinha made the remark at a conference on Tuesday while discussing illegal sport betting and the need to legalize gambling. Arguing that if the state could not stop gambling, it should at least bring in some revenue from it, Sinha said:

“If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying, ‘If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it.”

Sinha apologized for making the offensive remark, but insisted that the quote had been taken out of context and misinterpreted. Not sure if that would be appropriate in any context, but angry activists certainly aren’t buying his apology. Instead they are calling for his resignation – or worse.

“It is sickening that a man who is in charge of several rape investigations should use such an analogy,” Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat told reporters. “He should be prosecuted for degrading and insulting women.”

And if he can’t prevent being prosecuted, he might as well sit back and enjoy it.

Via: ABC News

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