A member of Uttar Pradesh Girls’s Fee has stated that women shouldn’t be given cell phones because it results in rape. Throughout a Mahila Jansunwai (public listening to of women-related complaints) in Aligarh on Wednesday, the member stated, “Women speak on telephones and later run away with boys….”
The member has been recognized as Meera Kumari. She made the remark whereas responding to a query associated to rising circumstances of rape in UP.
She additionally blamed mother and father, particularly moms, saying, crime towards ladies was as a consequence of “their carelessness”.
Kumari added that she listens to grievances of round 20 ladies each day and at the very least 5 to seven circumstances are associated to friendships over cellphones. “In lots of circumstances, women have been lured to a sure place after which sexually assaulted,” she stated.
In the meantime, the state fee has distanced itself from Kumari’s assertion. The fee stated that not permitting women to make use of cell phones can’t be an answer to the issue.
“As an alternative of claiming that we must always not give cell phones to women, we must be instructing them to not chat with strangers and educate them on the protected use of Cell Telephones,” Anju Chaudhary, vice chairperson of the fee, stated.