Bengal BJP chief defends calling JU female students 'shameless'
Kolkata, May 15: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday sought to justify his calling a section of Jadavpur University female students “shameless” even as his remarks continued to attract widespread outrage. “The male students wear women undergarments while female students put up sanitary pkins to voice their protest, they publicly kiss each other in the me of protest. Is this decency? Is this what we want our next generation to learn,” he said.
The Bharatiya Jata Party leader was referring to the twin protests in 2015 - the ‘sanitary pad’ campaign against rape and sexism and the “Kiss of Love” against moral policing, undertaken by a section of varsity students. “I have used the language that suits them. If what they (students) do is decency, then I have used apt language for them,” added Ghosh, who, in response to charges of molestation brought against ABVP activists during a scuffle in the varsity over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri’s film “Buddha in A Traffic Jam” on May 6, wondered why female students were present during the clash. The clashes were between activists of RSS student wing ABVP and Left-leaning students.
“Those who fear so much for their modesty, why did they go there? This is shamelessness. Making such allegations (of molestation) is very cheap. These girls don’t deserve to be supported. They intentiolly threw themselves on others and are now blaming others,” Ghosh had said on Saturday. His remarks have been widely slammed. (IANS)