Uma Bharati Says She Had Got Rapists Tortured In Front Of Victims When She Was Madhya Pradesh CM

Swarajya Staff

Feb 10, 2017, 04:11 PM | Updated 04:11 PM IST

Uma Bharati (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
Uma Bharati (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti claimed on Friday that during her stint as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, she had got rapists tortured in police stations and made them beg for forgiveness.

Addressing a rally in Agra, Bharti spoke about the increasing number of rapes and sexual assaults on women in Uttar Pradesh and said, she got them tortured when she was chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in front of survivors.

She added that when she ordered the police to torture rapists, they cautioned her that such actions were a violation of human rights. “But, I replied back by saying human rights are for human beings and rapists are demons. Their heads should be dismembered like Ravana,” Bharti said.

With inputs from ANI

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