Amid increasing incidents of sexual violence against women, Bihar governor Satyapal Malik said on Monday that Indian men, especially those from north India, have become animals. “That is why amendments were needed in the POCSO Act,” he said.
The Bihar governor, while talking about the increasing cases of rape in the country, justified the Ordinance providing for death penalty to those convicted of rape on accused under 12 and maximum 20 years of jail term in case of the accused under 16.
“Today, daughters are achieving medals in education, wrestling and hockey and we talk about Beti Padhao and Beti Bachao, but it seems we are interested in saving our sons only and educating them,” Malik, who was here for the convocation of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, told the audience, adding, those colleges and university not having toilets will be debarred.
Malik also condemned violence over reservation on April 2 and 10. He said those who lead protests “at the lower level are senseless and ignorant of history”. He said there was “no role of the government in all this”. Malik said, it the leaders who did not know about Poona Pact are promoting such violence. The Poona Pact – having the nod of both Ambedkar and Pt Madan Mohan Malviya – is a sacred document of the Constitution.