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Former premier explains controversial tweet

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A former BC premier is clarifying his thoughts about the gang-rape in India, after sending out a controversial tweet.

Ujjal Dosanjh is giving his thoughts about what needs to be done to prevent similar situations from happening again.

Dosanjh says often times it’s the woman who gets blamed for how she was dressed, but thinks the onus really falls on men, who he adds, need to learn how to control their urges.

“And if men can’t control their sexual thoughts then perhaps they should have their penises removed, that’s what the tweet says,” explains Dosanjh.

He is not calling for forcible castration or capital punishment, something he doesn’t believe would change anything.  “I think what’s needed is a total change, a total revolution in men’s way of looking at the world.  It’s not the woman’s fault,” he adds.

Last month a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped while on a bus in India.  She died of her injuries in a Singapore hospital a week later.

The incident and her death prompted a series of angry protests around that country and here in Canada, including one in Surrey.