The gender difference began ever since the commencement of time. After the Delhi gang-rape incident, many influential men gave strange comments that tempered us. Here is the list of all those men with their weird and unacceptable statements.
1. Asaram Bapu
Asaram Bapu is a popular spiritual leader, but if you will hear his statement, you will be shocked. He said, “She is as guilty as her rapists.” Can someone please tell us how is that possible? Further, he went on saying things that was even more irritating. He said, “She should have taken God’s name and could have held the hand of one of the men and said I consider you as my brother and should have said to the other two, brother I am helpless, you are my brother, my religious brother. She should have taken God’s name and held their hands and feet…Then the misconduct wouldn’t have happened.” We don’t know what was he thinking when he uttered these words, because it does not make any sense, and seems absolutely ridiculous.
2. Mohan Bhagwat
RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat said that, “Rapes happen in modern ‘India’ because of the modern values and not in the rural parts ‘Bharat.” Grrr…We think he should check the police records and women rights group’s records. They will give him the exact statistics of rape attempts in rural areas, which are unreported yet.
3. Abhijit Mukherjee
Abhijit Mukherjee the son of honourable Indian President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee; called the women protesters in Delhi- “dented and painted.” He went on saying that “the protestors have no connection with ground reality.” Seriously? I think its high time that we must show these ignorant politicians that women wearing make-up do know a thing or two about boxing or karate as well! Sir, we advice you to keep mum, if you don’t think before you speak.
4. Jitender Chhataar
A Khap Panchayat leader Jitender Chhataar said, “Youngsters should stop eating fast food, like chowmein etc., as it causes hormonal imbalance and leads to incidents like rapes.” Really? We would suggest you to ask men to stop drinking alcohol, because this is the most obvious condition when they rape women. We guess, alcohol consumption causes more imbalances in mind rather than junks.
5. Rajpal Saini
This Bahujan Samaj Party MP shocks us with his statement, where he said, “There is no need to give phones to women and children. It distracts them and is useless. Why do women need phones? My mother, wife and sister never had mobile phones. They survived without one.” Okay, now sir, we will take your phone away and let’s see how you will make calls for help, when someone knocks you down.
6. Abu Azmi
This Samajwadi Party leader, Abu Azmi, made controversial comments on the Delhi gang-rape incident. He said, “Women should not venture out with men who are not relatives. What is the need for roaming at night with men who are not relatives? This should be stopped, such incidents (like the Delhi gang rape) happen due to influence of western culture. Scantily clad women attract male attention and the rape cases rise due to women wearing less clothes.” What kind of rubbish is this now, huh? Why don’t you stop men from roaming outside at night? If they won’t come out at night; women will be safe automatically.
7. Nanki Ram Kanwar
Home Minister of Chhattisgarh, Nanki Ram Kanwar, came into spotlight when he gave utterly childish remarks on the Delhi gang rape case. He said, “We have no answers to this rising spate of crimes against women. Stars are not in position; harm can come on a person if the stars are in adverse positions…we have no answer to this, only an astrologer can predict.” Wow ! Now we should blame stars instead of those evil men, who brutally raped that young girl.
8. Kailash Vijayvargiya
Industry Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kailash Vijayvargiya said that, “Women who breach their moral limits deserve punishment.” What the hell ? Does a young innocent girl deserve such kind of brutal punishment? The lines by this senior BJP leader are embarrassing, “There’s only one word—Limit; if you cross the limit, you face the same treatment that Sita faced in the Ramayan. If you cross the Laxman-Rekha, Ravan will kidnap you like Sita.” Well Mr. Vijayvergiya, please do not compare the brutal rapists to Raavan at least. Raavan was a great scholar and he never touched Sita with ill intentions. He kidnapped Sita to take revenge from Ram for insulting his sister- Shoorpnakha. Please recheck your mytholigical knowledge. And, why are women always taught about their moral limits? Did you ever try teaching your sons being in their Laxman Rekha?
9. Botsa Satyanarayana
When Andhra Pradesh Congress Chief Botsa Satyanarayana came to know about the Delhi gang rape case, the question that he asked was: “Why was she roaming outside late in the night?” Further, he said that, “Do we roam in streets at midnight as we got Independence at midnight? It would have been better if the girl did not travel by a private bus at that time”. For your kind information sir, it was just 9 pm, it wasn’t midnight,and it wasn’t too late for a city like Delhi.
10. Yo Yo Honey Singh
The nation is saluting the spirit of an unknown brave girl, who, in spite of being brutally gang-raped by evil men, wished to live; protesting and fighting for better and stronger laws for rapes. On one side we have such a strong-willed lady and on the other hand here is this man- Honey Singh; rapping a song about being a rapist (Balatkari). The song is full of explicit and unmentionable lyrics, which is a shame and disgrace for every woman. We know that the song has been picked from your non-glory days, when you were not so famous, but dude, this is just not happening ! Be respectful towards women, even in your lyrics.