The day after the statement of the Home Minister of Karnataka on women partying in Bangalore on the new years eve came as a shocker to the people of India, another statement has started trending on the social media as well as in the news channels. This statement is perhaps the most insulting to the women who is trying to carry herself socially well dressed. The expose word does not fit here for the women who dresses up in the western attire. But who is going to teach this to some of our Indian legislatures and ministers as they always display utter ignorance in such things? The SP leader made several insulting statements besides the above.
According to the sources, the Samajwadi Party Leader Abu Azmi made the statement in the media saying that, more a woman becomes naked, the more fashionable she is considered. “In this modern era, more a girl exposes the more she will be called fashionable. I believe if my daughter or sister is celebrating 31st night after sunset and she doesn’t have her father or husband with her and is with other men, then she can’t be treated with respect,” Azmi told ANI. Abu Azmi always remained in the controversy due to the weird statements against women.
According to Abu Azmi, a woman is responsible for her own actions. She needs to be cautious and needs to take care of her own security. They need to cover themselves enough before appearing before men and that is our nation’s culture. “The women from rich family also used to cover themselves before appearing before men, that is our nation’s culture. In western culture, the parents don’t care about their girl but we do care. We should take precaution about our girls’ security so that she doesn’t get involved in some wrongdoings. We shouldn’t give chance to anyone,” he said.
Surprisingly, Azmi did not stop here. He compared the women to the petrol which is highly inflammable in nature. According to the SP leader, an attraction between men and women is quite natural “If there is petrol somewhere, it can catch fire easily. If there is sugar somewhere, ants will come,” he said adding that his remark may draw flak and he would be criticized for the same but added that he was speaking the truth.
Azmi’s Statement comes in the wake of Bengaluru incident, where several women were molested and heckled by drunk, unruly men on the streets on New Year’s eve. The incident took place in the busy areas of MG Road and Brigade Road where men groped and verbally abused women. Reacting to the same incident, Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara earlier on Monday said that such incidents do happen on New Year’s Eve and Christmas and that they do take a lot of precautions.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued summons to both for their derogatory assertion. This kind of statements results into demoralizing the women in our society. The society is improving and women empowerment is also coming but the mentality of some people still remains the same towards the women who is still considered as a commodity in our society.