Report gathered online says two top Indian politicians are advocating that women, who have become victims of rape or have had sexual intercourse outside wedlock, be severely punished by hanging. Speaking with journalists, Abu Azmi from India’s Socialist Party said:
"Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam but here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty. Any woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without her consent, should be hanged."
He added that both should be hanged.
Meanwhile the party’s leader, Mulayam Singh Yadav insisted that rapists should be forgiven, because "boys will be boys".
However, Azmi's son Farhan didn't share his father's point of view and later apologized for his statements.