Karnataka Home Minister Blames ‘Western Clothing’ says things like that can happen on New Year Eve!

Reacting to incidents of women allegedly being molested by groups of men in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on New Year’s eve, the state Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday made a controversial statement to ANI, claiming “such incidents do happen on New Year day and on Christmas.

If that wan’t enough, he held women’s “western clothing” responsible for such incidents. He told PTI, “Unfortunately, what is happening is that on days like New Years, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, or MG road, a large number of youngsters gather. And youngsters were almost like westerners. They tried to copy the westerners, not only in their mindset but even in their dressing. So some disturbance, some girls are harassed, these kind of things do happen,” he added.

Parameshwara’s remarks obviously didn’t go well with social media, especially with women rights’ groups, who lashed out at him. The National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam sought his resignation and apology to the women of the country.

Personally this is one pathetic excuse for something which is a totally government fault, why don’t G Parameshwara blames the real culprits and not the victims?

Stop blaming everything on Clothing!

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