Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct. 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan on Friday blamed excessive use of mobile phones for the rise in rapes and easy access to peadophile content.
“It is very shameful that a 2.5-year-old child is being raped and children are being burnt. Any punishment is less for a crime like rape, but we need to think what is the truth behind the rape of a 2.5-year-old. The truth is this mobile (phone), the content that you get to see on this for free,” Khan told ANI.
Last week, two minor girls, one aged two-and-a-half, and the other aged five, were gang-raped in separate incidents in Delhi.
“Even in villages the kids in their teens get to see this dirt. We have come to know that there are films which show bad things done to children aged 2 to 5 years. Seeing all this our entire young generation is committing crimes, this raises a big question,” he added.
Khan had yesterday said that Muslims ‘are not the citizens of democratic India, but the victims of a saffron India’.
He had also said that the Dadri lynching incident was aimed at Muslims.
A Muslim man, Akhlaq, was beaten to death by an angry mob on September 28 in Dadri, while his son Danish was injured seriously after announcements were made from a nearby temple that the family had consumed beef. (ANI)