The self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu has courted yet another controversy by calling his critics and media personnel 'barking dogs' and has stuck to his earlier remark suggesting that the Delhi gang rape victim was equally responsible for the horrific crime. According to Bapu, the victim should have called her assailants brothers and begged them to spare her.
LIKENING HIMSELF to an unfazed 'elephant' and his critics 'barking dogs', Asaram Bapu has said that he cared two hoots for his criticism and would not run after the 'dogs' to chase them away since it would increase their (dogs'/critics') value.
Bapu sees nothing wrong in his comments and is least bothered about what people infer from them (comments). It seems that many right-wing politicians and some so-called ‘spiritual leaders’ have turned to be real gender benders.
Not only have Bapu’s remarks degraded women of the country but also the media personnel, since it is often said that the barking dogs seldom bite. The proverb "barking dogs seldom bite" suggests that people who say they are going to take some action on someone never do so.
Untrained dogs usually use barking as a defence instead of biting since when such dogs use their mouths for barking, they cannot bite with the same mouth. But, media people are educated and trained and skilled professionals and should take action.
But, many wonder that who is barking since barking is the dog’s way of warning others. Hope the media takes some action to prove Asaram Bapu wrong!