Delhi Gang-Rape Lawyers Asked by Supreme Court to Explain Derogatory Comments in Documentary

India Supreme CourtNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has sought a response from two lawyers who made derogatory remarks about women in ‘India’s Daughter,’ the documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape.
ML Sharma and AK Singh are defence lawyers for the four men on death row for brutally gang-raping and killing a 23-year-old medical student in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012.
In the documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, Mr Sharma had said “there is no place for women in Indian culture.”Both AK Singh and he make other outrageous comments too.The court today responded to a petition filed by the Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association seeking a ban on the entry of the lawyers.
ML Sharma had told Reporters that his views were misrepresented, alleging that the film-maker used only a part of what he said. “She took my interview for 10 days, showed only one line,” he said.Lawyer AK Singh also said people who opposed him were “biased”.  He said he received calls from many people who told him that they supported his views.

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