Controversy has started over the statement of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on the law on rape (file photo).

New Delhi:

There have been sharp reactions to the statement of Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot regarding the rape law.

While Gehlot's statement has been bitterly criticized by the BJP, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi has said that "It is a very shameful statement, it is painful, especially for those families and girls. Those who have been victims of such heinous crimes." In Delhi, Ashok Gehlot had said, "After the Nirbhaya case, due to the law to hang the culprits, the incidents of murder after rape. has increased in .

This dangerous trend is visible in the country.  

On the statement of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi said, "It is a very shameful statement, it is painful, especially for the families and girls who have been victims of such heinous crimes.

He (CM Gehlot) made fun of Nirbhaya.

The law was made by the government.  

It's a very embarrassing statement, this is painful, especially to those families & girls who've been victims such of heinous crimes.

He (CM Gehlot) has made fun of Nirbhaya, the law was made by their govt: Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's statement

— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2022

Asha Devi said that "before this provision came, girls were killed.

This shows his (CM Gehlot) mentality of supporting criminals.

He has no sympathy for the victims.

The law is not bad, the mentality of the people is bad.

He should apologize and resign." 

Even, before the provision came, girls were murdered.

This shows their (CM Gehlot) mentality of supporting culprits while they don't have sympathy for victims.

The law isn't bad, people's mentality is.

He must apologise & should give his resignation: Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother

— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2022

The BJP alleged that the Rajasthan Chief Minister was trying to hide his government's failures to check the rising incidents of atrocities against innocent girls in the state.

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that the Chief Minister's statement is unfortunate.

Shekhawat said, "Ashok Gehlot's statement is unfortunate.

In the last three years, Rajasthan has remained the center of atrocities on innocent girls.

Nothing can be more unfortunate than this that the issue is being escalated by making controversial statements to hide our failures.

Ashok Gehlot's statement is unfortunate.

In last 3 yrs, Rajasthan has become the center for atrocities against young innocent girls.Nothing can be more unfortunate those changing the subject by making controversial statements to hide their failures: Union min Gajendra S Shekhawat

— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2022

Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Rajendra Rathod said that the statement made by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot about the rise in incidents of murder after rape with the provision of capital punishment is unfortunate and shameful.

He said the chief minister, who is also the head of the home department, could not escape the failure of his government in the rise of rape cases in the state by making absurd statements.

While addressing the press in Delhi on Friday, Ashok Gehlot spoke on various issues like inflation, Agniveer scheme, corruption, democracy, unemployment and crime.

He had said that, "After the Nirbhaya case, a new law has come for the convicts of rape, due to which the incidents of murder after rape have increased.

The rapist, now sees that she will become a witness against me tomorrow and kills the girls.

This is a dangerous trend being seen all over the country, as the reports are coming.

Rajendra Rathod said, "If you have the courage to bring a resolution in the assembly against this law, we will give a befitting reply." Rathod said that 16 incidents of rape are taking place in Rajasthan every day, but Gehlot said that rape 48 percent of the cases are false.

He said that instead of breaking the morale of the rapists by making such statements again and again, the Chief Minister is working to boost their morale.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's OSD Shashikant Sharma said that "he (Gehlot) had given a statement on rising unemployment, inflation and rising crimes, which has been presented in a distorted manner by the BJP's IT cell."

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Lawyer of Nirbhaya case on rape case in Lalitpur police station said, "Law is a bookish document"