What is your perception on the statement of Karnataka Minister on incidence of repe, blaming women?
Karnataka’s Women & Child Welfare minister C. C. Patil was quoted saying that women should “know how much skin they should cover.” He stated that incidents like rape and sexual harassment can be attributed to the decline in moral values in men, indirectly caused by women dressing “provocatively.”
A similar opinion was expressed 2 days ago by Andhra Pradesh DGP Dinesh Reddy who blamed the rise in rape on women’s choice of “fashionable clothing,” like the salwar kameez. Shocked by his statement, chairperson of the National Commission for Women asked, “Sixty-five years after gaining freedom, how can someone tell women what they should wear?”
I am sure the chairperson of the National Commission for Women would be on the scene again (if not already come on the scene somewhere) protesting against the statement!
sixty five years after free India, have we stopped discrimination in the name of religion and caste? Is not Govt itself enacting discriminatory laws for the ‘minority’ religion? Are not women like Radia and Kani already poised to challenge the law and ethics in society? Are not the supporters of the corrupt Ministers like Man Mohanji themselves enacting LP law purportedly to curb (de facto cover up) corruption – with shrewdly inserted provisions to curb the Watch dog rather than the culprits?
Had the 65 years seen any salutary effect in public life? We gave up even the ”socialistic” slogan that failed to achieve equality, due to ineffective implementation and reverted to exploitative economy in the name of ”economic reforms” ? Had not Govt increased the Reservation net to divide the society more and more, instead of reducing it as contemplated by the father of Constitution?!
But the country is still progressing in spite of the 65 years of misrule by successive parties! So does our culture survive the onslaughts of pernicious women ”freedom” concept of the west, due to better wisdom of the people! And this woman dares the officer who had the grit to speak the obvious, with her rhetoric!
Man is an animal with all the physicological urges he is prone to, under provocation! The film and fashion industry are showing the postures of young women more than any entertainment or commercial message. Do they just sell for artistry – like Hussein’s famous nude clips? Even he chose only alien religious themes etc rather than choose his loved / respected ones to depict in the weird art! It is an abuse to any civilised society though our govt would choose to ban only provocation of ”minority” sentiments!
We know how even some clergy who are ever in an ambiance of sacred thoughts, fall for the animal instinct.. Literature are replete in all languages with the stories of heroes fallen for the passion! How can sensible women overlook their vulnerablity to lustful advances under ‘provocative’ appearance?!
OK, you know I am going to be branded ”saffron bregade” or some such non sense, even though my brothers in minority religious groups would equally forbid women to invite trouble with distracting dresss!
Do share your thoughts on the comment of the Minister as well as the learned chairman for National Commission for Women!