The political leaders and spiritual gurus are the once whom we follow and depend upon to protect our society from negative thoughts and practices. It is highly surprising that the so called opinion leaders or decision makers are making irresponsible statements.
Let’s look at some the most outrageous comments by them:
To begin with it was none other than our president’s son to start with irresponsible and sick statements. He materialized the women by calling them dented and painted.
“What’s basically happening in Delhi is somewhat like Egypt or elsewhere, where there was something called the Spring Revolution, which has very little connection with ground realities. In India, staging candle-light marches, going to discotheques – we did all this during our student life too, we were students too – I know very well what kind of character students should have,” Abhijit said.
“Those who claim to be students – I can see many beautiful women among them they were highly dented-painted – they’re giving interviews on TV, they’ve brought their children to show them the scenes,” he said.
He further continued, “I have grave doubts whether they’re students because women of that age are generally not students.” He later apologised for his remarks.
CPI-M leader Anisur Rahman has questioned theTrinamool government’s decision to compensate victims of crimes against women like rape and trafficking.
“We have told the chief minister in the assembly that the government will pay money to compensate rape victims. What is your fee? If you are raped, what will be your fee?”
“As an opposition leader, she took along Champala Sardar from South 24 Parganas district to the state secretariat, claiming she was raped.”
“We then told her: “Don’t bring such helafelameye (girls without any position in society). Bring some good girls.”
“And there can be no better girl than you. You can say you have been raped. We ask, didimoni (elder sister), what is your fee? How much will you take for getting raped,” he asked.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the popularity of western culture is harming the people in county and metropolitan cities.
“Crimes against women happening in urban India are shameful. It is a dangerous trend. But such crimes won’t happen in Bharat or the rural areas of the country. You go to villages and forests of the country and there will be no such incidents of gangrape or sex crimes,” he had said.
“Where ‘Bharat’ becomes ‘India’ with the influence of western culture, these type of incidents happen. The actual Indian values and culture should be established at every stratum of society where women are treated as ‘mother’,” Bhagwat added.
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana termed the Delhi gangrape incident a minor one and questioned the need for women to be out at midnight. He later withdrew his statement.
“Just because India got freedom at midnight, is it necessary for women to move on the streets at midnight?” he asked.
Bots expressed the view that the woman should not have boarded a private bus at such an odd hour. “She should have assessed the situation before getting into the bus,” he said.
“Though it was a minor incident, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was gracious enough to intervene and hold negotiations with the protestors to bring the situation under control. It is highly commendable on the part of Sonia to respond to the situation so quickly,” he said.
Spiritual Guru Asaram Bapu has landed himself in a controversy over his remark that the December 16 Delhi gang rape victims is as guilty as those responsible for the barbaric sexual assault on her.
“Only 5-6 people are not the culprits. The victim daughter is as guilty as her rapists… She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop… This could have saved her dignity and life. Can one hand clap? I don’t think so,” media reports quoted Asaram Bapu, as saying.