Burn her


A defense lawyer in the Delhi gang rape case made some remarks that could get him disbarred.

Mr Singh caused shock saying he would have “burned my daughter alive” if she was
having “premarital sex and went out late at night with her boyfriend”.

He told the BBC on Monday his personal views had been taken out of context.

“I was asked about my views on a personal matter and I answered that in my personal capacity of being the patriarch of my house,” he told the BBC.

Ah yes, and this is why some of us are not all that fond of patriarchy.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Mr Singh caused shock saying he would have “burned my daughter alive” if she was
    having “premarital sex and went out late at night with her boyfriend”.

    Who asked him that? And why didn’t they respond “that’s disgusting!”?

  2. says

    I wish there were a way to burn the assholes alive, like a cynical “Rapid Response Lesbian Fire Brigade” or something, that found out about patriarchal assholes like this one, and got to them before they got to their daughters. Wishful and fanciful thinking I know, of course, probably evil too. I guess I just don’t place any value at all in this man’s life after he threatened to burn his daughter alive for any reason, much less these reasons.
    But this is so typical for that society: don’t agree with what your daughter is doing? Douse her in gasoline and light her up with a match! Grrrrrr, grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I keep seeing this guy’s face and a bullet between the eyes with the upper portion of his skull flying off ten feet. Time for me to go do something else.

  3. left0ver1under says

    “taken out of context”

    They keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what they think it means.

    If they said it on the record in a place that records people’s statements (whether a courtroom, government meeting, TV, radio, etc.) there is no “out of context” when the entire thing is on the record. See also: Trent Franks, Doug Gansler, Tom Corbett, et al.

  4. says

    The Delhi Bar Council’s Mr Sherawat told the BBC:

    “As a lawyer, one has to maintain some dignity, we have to be very careful while commenting on a case, specially at a time when the eyes of the entire world are on us.”

    No, not ‘especially’ when the eyes of the world are looking on. That’s hypocritical. Dignity should be maintained at all times, especially when the eyes of the world are not looking on.

  5. says

    I was on the verge of posting this comment in the early afternoon before FtB conked out.

    Mr Singh:

    My quote was not in the context of rape of any girl and it was misconstrued.

    Yes, that may be correct. However, it doesn’t get Mr. Singh off the hook, as it was made in the context of his own personal life, which makes it all the more frighteningly abhorrent.

    I was asked about my views on a personal matter and I answered that in my personal capacity of being the patriarch of my house

    Well, Heaven help the people in Mr. Singh’s household whom he feels need to be overlorded by him. Judging from what he had to say to the BBC, their lives may simply not be safe if they do not happen to toe the line of the patriarch. Especially not any daughter, who, after reading what he had to say should immediately flee from the home. Then again, he might just seek out the daughter, and only Betsy will know what happens next.

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