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Disturbing Things That Indian Judges Say About Rape

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In a country where reports of rapes are on the rise and violence against women remains a public flash point, politicians and police are routinely in the news for insensitive remarks about sexual violence, including blaming rapes on women — for wearing provocative clothing, flirting on their cellphones and staying out too late at night. “They are boys. Mistakes happen,” one state politician said.

Looking at what the Indian judges say about this:

1. A judge in Delhi said there was a “very disturbing trend” of young women consenting to sex with their lovers and then claiming rape.

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest outside a court in New Delhi January 21, 2013. India's Supreme Court will hear a petition on Tuesday by one of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a student in a bus to shift the case out of the capital on grounds that the atmosphere was too surcharged to ensure a fair trial. Last month's assault on the 23-year-old woman on a New Delhi bus triggered an outpouring of anger and grief and calls for swift punishment for the five men and a juvenile who will be separately tried. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

2. The same judge also said that women who engage in premarital sex are “immoral.”

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3. A retired judge in the state of Kerala said child prostitution “is not rape.”

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4. A 14-year-old girl’s rapist was acquitted because she did not fight “like a wild animal” during the sexual assault.

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