After the horrific cases of mass molestation of women in Bengaluru on New Year's Eve came to light, Indian politicians jumped at what they're probably worst at - offering insights into what led to that shameful event.
But nothing, absolutely nothing could have you prepared for the disgustingly misogynistic remarks that came from Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi.
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Azmi compared women to 'petrol' saying "You have to keep petrol away from fire. And if there is sugar, ants will come automatically to it. In today's world, the more a woman is nude, the more she is considered modern and educated. Such things are on a rise in the country. Western culture is a black spot on country's culture and it should be stopped at the earliest. And we need to focus on out famous Indian culture," he said.
Responding to this, Farhan Akhtar, who has always been vocal in calling out sexism and also has an NGO called MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), tweeted the following:
Women should not dress like westerners b'coz men dressed like westerners are molesters, says the man in the shirt.#oxy(deprived)morons— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 3, 2017
Even Varun Dhawan expressed his anger on social media, saying women could wear whatever they liked.
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
Taapsee Pannu, who acted in 2016's much-acclaimed Pink, a film that spoke about the importance of consent and the problem with patriarchal attitudes tweeted:
The National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has condemned Abu Azmi's sexist remarks and said that summons have been issued to him and Karnataka Minister G. Parameshwara for their 'disgusting' assertions.
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