Congress pulls up Haryana Govt. over Bairagi’s rape remark

New Delhi, July 23 : Expressing grave concern over the rising incidents of crime against the feminine gender in Haryana, the Congress on Saturday sought an apology from BJP's State Women's Cell president Nirmal Bairagi over her "rapes have been happening since the world was created" remark. Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said it is extremely shameful and unfortunate that a leader, who is assigned to protect women's rights in the state, makes such a statement. Attempting to corner the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government, Oza said the statement made by Bairagi is extremely shameful and unfortunate as security of women is the responsibility of the ruling dispensation in power. Oza stated that brutal incidents of rape are being reported in Haryana, adding the attitude of the state government is unconstitutional. "As the double rape victim in Haryana was in the same hospital, where a five-year-old rape victim was, with whom a third degree rape was done," Oza told ANI. "She should apologise for her statement and cannot wash her hands off with such comments as women security is the responsibility of the government," she added. Last week, a 20-year-old Dalit girl was abducted from outside her college in Rohtak, drugged and raped by five men before being dumped on a highway. According to prosecutors, the two of them had been arrested for raping her in 2013 and were out on bail.