Karnataka Home Minister G Parameswara defended Bangalore police’s ineptitude to provide adequate security to women on New Year’s Eve by saying:
“Harassment of women happens during such events.. Youngsters want to copy westerners. Girls harassed because of western style of dressing.. Difficult to regulate such incidents. Must look for alternatives to such events. More than 1500 men and women police deployed. Precautionary measures were in place. As an alternative, such events must be held out of city..”
And Abu Azmi, the Samajwadi Party leader who said two years ago that women should be punished for being raped, said on this incident in his usual lewd manner:
“In these modern times, the more skin women show, the more they are considered fashionable. If my sister or daughter stays out beyond sunset celebrating December 31 with a man who isn’t their husband or brother, that’s not right. If there’s gasoline, there will be fire. If there’s spilt sugar, ants will gravitate towards it for sure.”
Just to remind them that women in hijab also get molested by men. So it’s NOT about the DRESS but about the MINDSET of people:
However, home minister G Parameshwara and Abu Azmi are now caught with their foot in the mouth over remarks they made on women who were molested. Both men have now been summoned by National Commission for Women Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam.