The chief of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation Ranjit Sinha a few days ago made a statement in which he sought to make a comparison between rape and gambling. He is quoted as saying “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it. He was attempting to make the point that if betting could not be made illegal then the government should make revenue by legalizing it.
Perhaps I am wrong but as far as my mind allows me to I see no similarities between gambling and rape. Gambling is something you do of your own free will; rape is a violent criminal act carried out against the will of the victim. It is unfortunate that the head of a department which investigates rape cases should make such a statement. Rape is not a joke it is a serious crime and must not be trivialized.
How can women have confidence of ever getting justice in a system which allows the head of the Bureau of investigation to make such a statement and still have his job!