NEW DELHI – Retired Indian Army Major General SP Sinha, who is said to be associated with the BJP, was condemned after in a live TV debate, he asked for “death in return for death, and rape in return for rape” to avenge atrocities against Kashmiri Pandits during their exodus from Kashmir in 1990.
Listen this Ex Army officer Major General SP Sinha.
He said "Balatkar ke badle Balatkar" (rape for rape) as a revenge for Kashmiri Pandit exodus.
He is openly supporting rape of Kashmiri women, such kind of filthy officers are protected under draconian Law like AFSPA. pic.twitter.com/GHaHFota1S
— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) November 17, 2019
The former Army officer made the comments while appearing on a live debate on Hindi news channel TV9 Bharatvarsh. His statements were met with strong disapproval from other panelists, much of the audience, and the moderator, journalist Sumaira Sheikh. Some sections of the audience, however, approved, though they reprimanded by Sheikh.
Sinha’s comments drew huge outrage on social media.
Let's see & call out every channel that ever invites SP Sinha to speak again @MnshaP
This bigot yelling for mass rape & genocide held leadership in the Indian Army. Support rights activists who seek trial for Army men accused of rape, murder in Kashmir, NE! https://t.co/4dmbBaM6WV
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) November 17, 2019
He has NO fear of law. He knows none will take any action against him. What are we becoming really? People giving open threats of murder and rape are roaming around with their head held high. And we chose to BROADCAST this! Shame! Absolute shame. https://t.co/2lC5mk4MV9
— Mirchi Sayema (@MirchiSayema) November 17, 2019