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Vidya, Dia appalled at Mulayam's comment

Actors Vidya Balan and Dia Mirza have reacted strongly to Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark that the death penalty in rape cases is "unfair" as "young boys make such mistakes".

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 4:42:08 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Actors Vidya Balan and Dia Mirza have reacted strongly to Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark that the death penalty in rape cases is "unfair" as "young boys make such mistakes".

National Award-winning actress Vidya has said that rape should never be pardoned.

"Capital punishment is a very contentious issue but it is the worst of crimes that should not be pardoned. I completely disagree with anyone who says that 'boys will be boys, they will make mistakes'," Vidya said here Thursday at a fundraiser event by NGO Swades.

"Now this is sure that I will not give my vote to him (Yadav)," she added.

Mulayam Singh Yadav made the remark at a Lok Sabha election rally in Moradabad Thursday. He also said that if his party leads the government at the centre, he would change the law.

Actress-producer Dia Mirza finds the statement by the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister "appalling" and "saddening".

"When I hear comments like this, I don't know how to react as a woman, how to react as a human being. I think it is appalling and saddening that there are such people in our society, who have such small, such irrevocable thoughts," Dia said here.

"This statement reflects not just their lack of character, insenstivity but also lack of humanness. It is very sad," she added.


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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 10:56pm
All this only for votes.

In Mumbai Lady Photographer Rape Case, from 3 rapists 2 from UP & Muslim, so vote ke liye kuchh bhi karega.

In UP & Bihar, women are not well educated & liberal, so these type of NETAS are there & the domnitating male family heads ordered their women to vote these NETAS. This is the reality.

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 10:07pm
Rapist just deserve one punishment, which is cut there raping tool... respect girls nd womens.!

Edited on:11 April 2014 at 10:06pm

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 4:36pm
guess all the rapists gonna vote this bas***d.he definitely sounds like their father.may he rot in hell soon.

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 3:19pm
r u kidding me? he said that? People better not vote for him! what kind of sickening mind he has? I cannot believe a public figure would say this! SHAME! his party should ban him!

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 1:10pm
I hope this person gets so many curses that he will never ever open his mouth again!

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 12:31pm
MISTAKE !!!!MISTAKE ...Rape is a mistake ...No ..No it is not .. not even someone else life is effected ..
This statements makes me thinks of the MISTAKES , He must have or is committing

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 12:11pm
What a pathetic human this man is.. Will he have the same opinion if it was about his family...
Truly Shameful...

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 11:33am
Sick Sick Sick...And they will lead out Country??? Really!!

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 11:16am
what a f**king piece of shit is that bas***d who made such a low life remark.ruining a woman's life is called a mistake?i hope he holds the same views if something like this happens to one of his family member.pathetic and extremely disgusting.

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Posted on: 11 April 2014 at 9:25am
"young boys make such mistakes". ??!! what is this supposed to mean

young boys also do a lot of other mistakes so they should also be pardoned for that !!

this is seriously a very pathetic remark

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