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Shiney Ahuja Rape Case: “lower caste…aggressive by nature”

In Bollywood, Human Rights, India, Women's Issues on July 13, 2009 at 7:31 am

This quote speaks for itself, and is offered with no commentary, only emphasis:

Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja’s lawyer on Tuesday gave a new angle to the case, claiming that the victim of the alleged rape belongs to a lower caste, which is “aggressive” in nature. During a hearing on the actor’s bail plea filed before a sessions court, lawyer Shrikant Shivde contented that Shiney hails from a “respectable” family and was wrongly implicated in the case.

Elaborating his version of “consensual sex”, Shivde argued that if Ahuja had tried to rape the victim, she could have “definitely” resisted. “She belongs to a lower caste, which is aggressive by nature, and she wouldn’t have submitted herself so easily. They are known for being aggressive,” Shivde said.

(full post here)

hat tip: Dilip D’souza

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