New Delhi, January 3: The social and political apathy towards women cease to rest in our Country. After the horrific mass molestation of Women in Bengaluru on New Year’s eve, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi calls for strict action for women who adopt western culture and invite such incidents.
The shocking response from the SP leader were: If a girl celebrates after dark she should go with her husband, father and not with strangers…Women call nudity fashion…There should be strict action against those going against our culture.
Agar kahin petrol hoga aur aag aaegi to aag lagegi hi. Shakkar giri hogi to cheeti wahan zarur aaegi: Abu Azmi on his earlier statement pic.twitter.com/3xbXhDo99e
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 3, 2017
The minister termed westernisation as a black spot on our culture and held it responsible for the Bangalore incidence.
Additional Commissioner of Police Malini Krishnamoorthy meanwhile said that, “Though there has been no complaint, we are scanning the footage of the area around M.G. Road and Brigade Road to ascertain if such an incident occurred to investigate and nab the culprits.”
Reportedly, on New Year eve, several women were pawed, groped and molested in the presence of 1500 policemen on Bengaluru’s MG Road and Brigade Road.
The unconfirmed reports also say some women sought protection from women police personnel and others took help of their male companions to protect themselves from drunken revellers.
“We had elaborate security arrangements in place, including patrolling, CCTV cameras and some police personnel in plainclothes to prevent any untoward incident during the revelry,” added Krishnamoorthy.
Meanwhile, NCW Chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam said that summons to Karnataka Home Minister and SP’s Abu Azmi have been sent over their statements.