'Why so-called liberals silent on Afghani women?'

Why so-called liberals silent on Taliban's mistreatment of Afghani women, kids? BJP Mahila Morcha chief asks

She blamed international factors and the policies of the previous Congress government in the country for the rise in the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG

BJP Mahila Morcha National President Vanathi Srinivasan. Credit: PTI File Photo

BJP's Mahila Morcha president Vanathi Srinivasan on Sunday asked why India's "so-called liberal society" has been silent over the issue of mistreatment of Afghanistan's women and children by the Taliban in the name of religion.

She was talking to reporters in Indore.

"By watching the videos coming out these days, we can find out how the Taliban is treating the women and children of Afghanistan in the name of religion. Why is the so-called liberal society (in India), which talks loudly about women's freedom and their rights, not raising its voice?" she said.

Srinivasan said that although law and order is a state subject, such people criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi when there is any incident against women in any part of the country.

"But as far as Taliban's mistreatment of Afghan women and children is concerned, every person in the so-called liberal society has kept their mouth shut," she said.

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She blamed international factors and the policies of the previous Congress government in the country for the rise in the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG.

The crisis arising out of the Covid-19 outbreak has also left a bad impact on the exchequer, but the government has continuously been providing ration and other help to the poor in this period of crisis, she said.

Srinivasan, who is from Tamil Nadu, said that she was trying to learn Bhojpuri language along with Hindi with the help of party leaders.

The ruling party's women's wing chief was in Indore in connection with a meeting of the party organisation.

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