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Maliwal slams K’taka Home Minister, Abu Azmi

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday lashed out at Karnataka Home Minister G Parmeshwara and Samajwadi Party member Abu Azmi for their views over the recent incident of molestation in Bengaluru. 

The Karnataka Home Minister G Parmeshwara had tried to downplay the incident by citing that such incidents were usual affairs during the events of Christmas and New Year and should not be blown out of proportion.

Abu Azmi provided the analogy of women’s safety in Saudi Arabia and said like Saudi Arabia, women in India must also not venture out alone. Unrelenting in her remarks, Swati Maliwal termed the views of both Parmeshwara as well as Azmi as highly misogynistic statements.

In a series of tweets, Maliwal not only vented out her anger at the misogynistic and feudal mindset prevalent among various politicians but also highlighted that such attempts were made in order to hide the failure of ensuring safety to women. “No law to bar men especially politicians from making misogynistic statements. Abu Azmi n G Parmeshwara may become more popular after this. Pathetic,” Maliwal tweeted. She did not back down in making direct personal attacks on the two ministers. On G Parmeshwara, DCW Chief tweeted: “K’tka Home Minister shud be made to resign for his insensitivity and idiocy. Blaming mass molestation on western culture and dress. Shame.”

On Abu Azmi, she tweeted: “Abu Azmi says to avoid rape, women shudn’t go out alone like in Saudi. Instead of making India Saudi, better Abu goes off 2 Saudi. No loss.” 
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