Bangalore had an unfortunate start this year. Drunk men molested and abused women in the presence of 1500 policemen at Bengaluru’s MG Road and Brigade Road where thousands had assembled to welcome the new year. This incident stirred when women leaving the pubs were stopped by drunken hooligans and very soon, the situation became grave and police had to open lathi charge.
Responding to such an unfortunate incident, Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi disgraced women who were present during the incident. How shameful it is!
Aaj modern zamane mein jitni aurat nangi nazar aati hai utna usey fashionable kaha jata hai: Abu Azmi, SP pic.twitter.com/0SGVxLQ3we
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 3, 2017
He further said, “Women should follow Indian culture and should not step out at night. They should step out with their family members at night and not be alone.”
Instead of demanding to strengthen the safety measures for women, he targeted how women are shaming the Indian culture. Seeing such a brainless remark, Twitter trolled him for all the right reasons:
Women should not dress like westerners b’coz men dressed like westerners are molesters, says the man in the shirt.#oxy(deprived)moronsAdvertisement
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 3, 2017
Argggh how this angers me.Sir punish the criminals not the victims. Women can wear what they want it’s their choice. https://t.co/HSpRjlRq8A
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) January 3, 2017
When will it stop? How long will our society go on blaming women for assaults upon them? #Bengalurushame
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) January 3, 2017
Women get molested irrespective of what they wear,where they are. Women in India are not safe,EVEN AT HOME. #Bengalurushame
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) January 3, 2017
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 3, 2017
Its a shame what the youth have done in Bngluru.Such acts are happning rptdly all ovr.We were also young once bt nvr have such things happnd
— Salim Khan (@luvsalimkhan) January 3, 2017
Abu Asim Azmi later clarified his stand:
I strongly codemn the Banglore Incident.I appeal to the media not to quote me out of context.My opinion is we should follow our culture.
— Abu Asim Azmi (@abuasimazmi) January 3, 2017