President's son embarrasses women protesters, calls candle light marches as fashion
The rant of President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee against women protesters has raised apprehensions over the credentials of women protesters as students, as he has said, 'Those who claim to be students - I can see many beautiful women among them - highly dented-painted (sic) - they're giving interviews on TV, they've brought their children to show them the scenes.'
WHAT A rude shock! At a time when the nation is engulfed with grave outrage over the heinous gang rape of a young girl on December 16, the President Pranab Mukherjee
's son, MP, Abhijeet Mukherjee is hurling sexist, embarrassing remarks about women protesters who are pouring in to support the gang rape victim - demanding stringent laws to curb the menace of rape.
While speaking to a journalist, Abhijeet raised serious doubts over the objectives behind candle light marches calling them as fashionable, he said, "What's basically happening in Delhi
is a lot like Egypt or elsewhere, where there's something called the spring revolution, which has very little connection with ground realities. In India, staging candle-lit marches, going to discotheques - we did all this during our student life too, we were students too,” reported IBNLive.
Abhijeet’s rant against women protesters didn’t end here, he raised apprehensions over the credentials of women protesters as students saying: "Those who claim to be students - I can see many beautiful women among them - highly dented-painted (sic) - they're giving interviews on TV, they've brought their children to show them the scenes."
The victim of the heinous gang rape is still battling for her life even as she is getting treatment in Singapore. For further treatment she has been flown to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, and she is still in a critical condition.
The severe wounds inflicted by some morons have severally damaged her vital organs, intestine, stomach and other body parts. She has undergone over 5 surgeries. The monstrous act has provoked massive protests, outrage across the length and breadth of the nation. People are hitting the roads in her support demanding stringent laws for sinners and to curb the menace of rape.
What Abhijeet Mukherjee has said is absolutely ridiculous, and unbecoming of a sitting MP and son of the first citizen of India, the President Pranab Mukherjee. Women activists are criticizing Abhijeet for his shameful remarks demanding immediate apology.
This was least expected in a democracy. Don’t we have the right to come out in open for genuine reasons? It is apparent now, even if you pretest apolitically for a genuine cause, you will be put under the scanner for unwarranted things. Is this democracy or pseudo democracy in the garb of democracy?
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