Bengaluru is under the shock and trauma of the night where innumerable women were assaulted, groped and heckled on crowded streets, instead of condemning the act our elected representatives were busy making sexist headlines.
Bengaluru Home Minister, G Parameshwar “these kinds of things do happen”. Samajwadi Party leader from Maharashtra and actress Ayesha Takia’s father-in-law, Abu Asim Azmi has reacted to assault on women on the New Year’s Eve in Bengaluru by comparing them to SUGAR that attracts ANTS.
Abu Azmi quoted “You have to keep petrol away from the fire. And if there is sugar, ants will come automatically to it. In today’s world, the more a woman is nude, the more she is considered modern and educated. Western culture is a black spot on country’s culture and it should be stoppd at the earliest.”
He earlier said that ‘raped women should be hanged’, went to say “If my sister is going outside home after sunset with a boy to celebrate new year, it cannot be expected that people will behave with her in a respectable manner.”
Twitterati blasted on him and took to their handles to express shame and disgust:
Women should not dress like westerners b’coz men dressed like westerners are molesters, says the man in the shirt.#oxy(deprived)morons
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 3, 2017
Women get molested irrespective of what they wear,where they are. Women in India are not safe,EVEN AT HOME. #Bengalurushame
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) January 3, 2017
What they were wearing/drinking/whom they were with is no-one’s business. Govt/Police shd ensure women’s safety, regardless. #BengaluruShame
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 3, 2017
Argggh how this angers me.Sir punish the criminals not the victims. Women can wear what they want it’s their choice. https://t.co/HSpRjlRq8A
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) January 3, 2017
When will it stop? How long will our society go on blaming women for assaults upon them? #Bengalurushame
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) January 3, 2017
Its a shame what the youth have done in Bngluru.Such acts are happning rptdly all ovr.We were also young once bt nvr have such things happnd
— Salim Khan (@luvsalimkhan) January 3, 2017
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 3, 2017
Stop teaching your daughters how to defend themselves. Instead, teach your sons how to respect & value a woman. #BengaluruShame
— Ankur Téwari (@ankurtewari) January 4, 2017
— Swara Bhaskar (@ReallySwara) January 3, 2017
Abu Azmi clarified himself and tweeted:
I strongly codemn the Banglore Incident.I appeal to the media not to quote me out of context.My opinion is we should follow our culture.
— Abu Asim Azmi (@abuasimazmi) January 3, 2017
One question- When will it stop?