Rapes increasing because of women’s clothes: BJP MLA on Priyanka’s ‘right to wear bikini’ remark

By | February 9, 2022

Karnataka hijab news: Karnataka BJP MLA Renukacharya said that rapes are increasing because of women’s clothes. He was referring to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘bikini’ tweet.

MP Renukacharya (Photo: Twitter/@MPRBJP)

Karnataka BJP MLA Renukacharya stirred up a fresh controversy amid the ongoing hijab row in Karnataka. He said that rapes are increasing because of women’s clothes.

He made the comment while referring to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘bikini’ tweet, wherein she said: “Whether it is a bikini, a ghoonghat, a pair of jeans or a hijab, it is a woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear “

To this, Renukacharya said: “It’s a low-level statement; to use a word like ‘bikini’. While studying in college, children should be fully clothed. Rapes today are increasing because of women’s clothes as men get provoked. It’s not right . Women have respect in our country.”

Priyanka Gandhi had said that the right to wear whatever a woman wanted was guaranteed by the Constitution of India. “This right is guaranteed by the Indian constitution. Stop harassing women,” she added.

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Energy Minister Sunil Kumar said that if Congress comes to power, it will make a law asking Hindus to wear hijab.

The Karnataka hijab row started on January 1 after the management of a government pre-university college in the coastal town of Udupi in Karnataka barred six Muslim girls from attending classes for wearing hijab as the dress was against prescribed norms of the college.

The issue has now spiraled into a massive controversy with Hindu college students now sporting saffron scarves and waving saffron flags, demanding permission to display their religious attires and symbols if hijab is allowed in educational institutions.

Click here for IndiaToday.in’s complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.