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    The Newshour Debate: Apologise Asaram (Part 1 of 3)


    by timesnowonline

    Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu was at the centre of a controversy sparking outrage after he suggested that the Delhi gangrape victim was equally responsible for the crime and said the girl could have called her assailants brothers and begged them to stop. Asaram's recent remarks on the gangrape of the 23-year-old girl came in for condemnation across the political spectrum and from women's bodies today with the BJP saying it was "regrettable, deeply disturbing and painful".

    In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Renuka Chaudhary, Natl. Spokesperson & MP, Rajya Sabha Congress; Smriti Irani, MP, Rajya Sabha, BJP; Khusboo, Leader, DMK and Neelam Dubey, Spokesperson, Spiritual Guru Asaram Bapu -- discuss whether Asaram Bapu immediately apologise for blaming the victim for her gangrape and death.