Published On: Sun, Mar 8th, 2015

‘Valentine’s Day’, ‘kiss of love’ should be banned to prevent rape: Gang rape accused’s lawyer

New Delhi: The defence lawyer of the accused in the ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case, advocate A P Singh on Saturday said rapes can be prevented in India only if celebrations like Valentine’s Day and the ‘kiss of love’ campaign are banned.

The defence lawyer of the accused in the 'Nirbhaya' gang rape case, A P Singh said rapes can be prevented in India only if celebrations like Valentine’s Day and the ‘kiss of love’ campaign are banned.

The defence lawyer of the accused in the ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case, A P Singh said rapes can be prevented in India only if celebrations like Valentine’s Day and the ‘kiss of love’ campaign are banned.

The remarks prove yet again that the lawyer is unperturbed by the outrage triggered by his shocking comments on rape and women in the banned BBC documentary film “India’s Daughter” on the Nirbhaya case.

In his latest outpouring, Singh told Mail Today: “To stop rapes, ban celebrations like Valentine’s Day and kiss of love campaigns. This is all blind imitation of the West and doesn’t at all suit the Indian culture.

“In their stead, festivals like Bhai Dooj, Raksha Bandhan and Mata Pita Ki Puja should be celebrated across the country on a grand scale to inculcate cultural values in today’s youth.”

Surprisingly, the remarks came within hours of the Bar Council of India (BCI) issuing a show-cause notice to Singh and another defence lawyer M L Sharma for their tasteless comments in the banned BBC documentary film “India’s Daughter”.

In the banned BBC documentary film “India’s Daughter”, they had blamed Nirbhaya for the incident and made grossly offensive comments about rape, rape victims and women in general.

The lawyers asked to reply within three weeks as to why their licences should not be cancelled for these utterances.

In the banned film, Singh declared that, as a Rajput, he would think nothing of burning his “unmarried daughter or sister … if they behaved improperly”.

Read Also: Rape trial lawyers face notice for derogatory remarks in banned film “India’s Daughter”

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