Moradabad: In remarks that raised a storm, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said the death penalty in rape cases was “unfair” as boys make “mistakes”. At a parliamentary election rally in Moradabad, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told the gathering that if his party leads the government at the centre, he would change the law.
“Boys do make such mistakes but that does not mean that they should be sent to the gallows,” he said.”If boys and girls have difference, and the girl goes and gives a statement that I have been raped, and then the poor fellows are punished,” he said.
The comment drew flak across the lines.