'Delhi protesters will rape your sisters, mothers': BJP lawmaker spews hate in bid to woo votersArchive
A lawmaker from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, while vying for votes in the upcoming Delhi election, resorted to hateful comments about Indian citizens protesting against the government's controversial citizenship law.
In an interview with Asian News International, Parvesh Verma said the protesters gathering at New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh to demonstrate against the country's controversial citizenship law will "force their way into people's home and rape their daughters and sisters before killing them".
He added that New Delhi voters must think carefully about which party they will choose in the upcoming elections.
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Hundreds of women have been blocking Shaheen Bagh for more than four weeks in protest of the Indian government's Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens . The women have inspired thousands across India to replicate their challenge to the Hindu nationalist government.