An Indian Minister faced major backlash today after he decided it was right to criticize women’s dressing “like westerners” during a New Year’s Eve celebration where sex assaults were carried out by a mob. Even Though police haven’t charged anyone yer in the connection with the violence on saturday night in Bangalore, local media houses all have carried our various testimonies and pictures of the victims cowering from their attackers or fleeing for safety.
But for the minister to now blame women’s dressing for the attacking happening just showed how irresponsible he his.
“A large number of youngsters gathered — youngsters who are almost like westerners,” Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameshwara told The Times Now television network, speaking in English. “They try to copy westerners not only in mindset, but even the dressing, so some disturbance, some girls are harassed, these kind of things do happen”