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UP Minister ignites row, says 'rapes happen with mutual consent'

Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Minister Totaram Yadav on Saturday ignited controversy by saying that rapes happen with mutual consent.

"There is nothing like rape. Rapes happen with mutual consent," he told reporters.

His comment drew instant flak from activists and other leaders who termed it shameful and deplorable.

"UP Minister Totaram Yadav's statement is deplorable and shameful. But I think this is his party-line because other leaders of his party have also made such statement," said lawyer and activist Abha Singh.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Gaurav Bhatia said the party and the state government had taken cognizance of the statement and assured appropriate action against Yadav.

"The party and the government have taken cognizance of the statement and appropriate action will be taken. I would just like to clarify that he is not a Minister in the UP government as of now," said Bhatia.

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