Mumbai top cop's 'promiscuous' comment sparks anger in the wake of gang-rape case
MUMBAI (AFP) - Mumbai's top policeman has drawn anger in the wake of the gang-rape of a young photographer by suggesting that people must choose between a "promiscuous culture" that allows public kissing, or a city made safe by "moral policing".
Five men have been arrested on allegations of raping the 22-year-old last week in central Mumbai - a case that has outraged the city, which was previously considered one of India's safest for women.
During a phone-in for viewers on Tuesday over safety concerns, police commissioner Satyapal Singh told the NDTV news channel that a "balance" was needed and that people were "confused" over the kind of society they wanted.
"That is why I'm asking whether on one hand couples should be allowed to kiss in public and on the road, should they be allowed to indulge in obscene things?" he said.