Gothra: A BJP MLA has said that the 11 acquitted in the Bilgis Banu rape case were “Brahmins” and had “good culture”.
MLA from Godhra Constituency, C.K. Rawlji. He himself has made this claim. CK Rawlji was one of the two BJP leaders who were part of the Gujarat government panel that unanimously decided to acquit the 11 convicts. Later, in an interview he gave, “I don’t know if the 11 have committed any crime or not. But they have no intention of committing a crime.
And they are Brahmins. Brahmins are known to have good sanskara (good morals and morals). It may be someone’s ulterior motive to put such people in a corner and punish them. “However, their behavior in prison was good,” he opined.
There have been protests against his support speech. Opposition parties are strongly protesting. Telangana Rashtra Samithi Party President Satish Reddy, BJP MLA C.K. Sharing a video of Rawlji’s speech, he criticized “BJP is now referring to sex offenders as ‘good people'”. Similarly, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has condemned the issue of liberation.