Bengaluru molestation: religious leader finds fault with women

Bengaluru molestation: religious leader finds fault with women

 Religious leader and president of Basava Dharma Peetha, Mate Mahadevi, said on Saturday that there had been an increase in sexual assaults against women as “girls roam in the night freely.”

Reacting to the molestation of girls during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Bengaluru, she said that it was not right on the part of girls to behave “provocatively” wearing skimpy dresses on the pretext of New Year’s Eve celebrations. “Such conduct is an invitation to sexual perverts,” she said.

She said that in order to prevent such instances in future, girls should cover themselves up and a dress code should be introduced for them in colleges. “Women are partly responsible for rapes against them and so is society. Porn movies too play a role. Therefore, a dress code on the lines of one in Arab countries should be introduced for women in India,” she said.

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