‘Nirbhaya’ director terms Giriraj a rapist


New Delhi: Leslee Udwin, after stirring a huge controversy for her controversial ‘India’s daughter, a documentary depicting a so far unheard story of Mukesh, the main accused in the ‘Nirbhaya rape case’, has said that BJP leader Giriraj Singh is “no better than a rapist”.

“This really sickens me. The hypocrisy of mini mouthed, unthinking comments by those who say my film gives platform to rapists, but why has Indian Parliament for many years, given a platform to politicians making such misogynist comments. They are no worse, no better than Mukesh Singh’s comments,” she said.

She also added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack ministers like Giriraj Singh. “We need to understand the issues here. I think anyone who makes such a statement should be removed from office or any authority of power,” she said.

Singh had commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi’s skin had made her the Congress President. “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian and if she wasn’t white skinned, would Congress accept her as a leader”, the BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bihar’s Nawada constituency had said.

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