Realising that his controversial statement has generated heat, the self-proclaimed Godman Asaram Bapu backtracked from his earlier comments on the Delhi gang-rape that five to six people involved in the incident are not the only culprits, the victim is equally guilty as her rapists. On Tuesday Bapu said that he had not make any insenstive comments about the Delhi gangrape victim and that he was ready to apologise if he was at fault.
The Godman had said that the Delhi braveheart must share the blame for the gang-rape. He had even said that the 23-year-old paramedic could have begged before the rapists to leave her.
But, talking to Times Now today Asaram Babu retracted from his statement and tried to portray that he was misquoted.
“I talked about the girl very lovingly. How can I be so cruel and say that the girl was to be blamed. She is the victim,” he added.
The self-proclaimed godman also told the TV channel that when he loved even a snake how could he say anything untoward about the media?
“I can never say that media barks,” he said.
Earlier today, Asaram Bapu had called those criticising him as “barking dogs”.
Addressing his supporters, an unapologetic Asaram had described himself as elephant and said, “First one dog started barking. Then another dog started barking.
And then all dogs started barking.
If the elephant runs after dogs, then their (dogs) value increases and the elephant’s decreases. Why should I run after them?”
He had also blamed the critics and media for misconstruing his previous remarks.
The godman had further said that he is against harsher punishments for the accused as the law could be misutilised.