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Khattar says his statement was twisted

After courting controversy over his remarks on rape incidents, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Sunday said his statement had been twisted and asserted there should not be any politics on the issue. (My) statement has been twisted. I had said which is on record and I will again state it that during investigation in such cases, it was revealed that about 80 per cent of incidents took place between known. But there is a need to bring awareness in the society. There should not be any politics on this issue, Khattar said. Khattar hadcourted a controversy over his remarks on rape incidents, with the Congress condemning the statement, saying the state government s anti-women mindset was exposed. At a function in Kalka town of Panchkula district on Friday, Khattar said: The incidents of rape have not increased. Rapes used to take place in the past and even today as well. (Only) the concern (over such incidents) has increased. The biggest concern is that in 80 to 90 per cent .

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