Former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Links Unemployment To Rapes


A day after a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras died after being gang-raped and tortured, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju on Wednesday courted controversy with his insensitive social media post on the incident.

While condemning the gruesome incident in Hathras and demanding harsh punishment for the culprits, the former judge also said that 'sex is a natural urge in men'. Moreover, he linked the rising number of rape cases to the rising unemployment rate in India.

Katju went on to compare the rise in India's population to the overall increase in jobs since Independence, arguing that the less than ideal rate of job growth in the last seven decades could have led to a spurt in rape cases in India.