Editorial

Women are not assets to be owned by men

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has assasinated the charector by his controversial remark made in a lighter vein on Kashmiri women and it is necessary to call him a weak, insecure and pathetic man.

It should be realised that the women are not assets to be owned by men. Kattar’s behavour needs to be condemned by one and all. He deliberately had said on a lighter note that Haryana can now get brides from Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 35A, under which Kashmiri women would lose property rights if they marry a person from outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Haryana CM Khattar’s comment on Kashmiri women is despicable and shows what years of RSS training does to the mind of a weak, insecure and pathetic man. Women are not assets to be owned by men.

Soon after his tweet, Khattar madly hit back at media and Member pf Parluiament and the national Convener of Bahujan Democratic Party MA Mujeeb “Dear Rahul Gandhi ji, at least at your level, you shouldn’t react on distorted news. I’m attaching the video of what I actually said, and In what context — this will give you clarity of mind,” said Chief Minister Khattar, with his speech attached along with subtitles in Hindi.
Mujeeb asked him to behave like a responsible citizen of this great country if not as a person holding a high public office like Chief Minister.

The people holding high public office like Chief Minister or VVIP ands VIP posts must restrain themselves from making insensitive comments on the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We, and more so people holding high public office must restrain ourselves from making insensitive comments about the beloved people of Jammu and Kashmir. These are hurtful, not only for J and K, but the entire nation.

Ace wrestler Babita Phogat unnecessarily backed him, saying that there was nothing “offensive in his statement. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has not made any such statement that is offensive to our sisters and daughters. She unwantedly urge media to not misinterpret his statement,” Arjuna awardee Babita says while replying to a journalist on Twitter.

It may be recalled that Kahttar on Friday highlighted Haryana’s skewed sex ratio, and gave a reference to what a BJP leader had said in 2014 about bringing “daughters-in-law from Bihar. Our minister Dhankhar ji used to say that we will have to bring daughters-in-law from Bihar if the number of girls reduces and the number of boys increases. Now people say that since Kashmir is open, we can bring girls from there. Jokes apart, if there is a good (sex) ratio, the balance in the society will be set right,” Khattar unfortunately said at the rally in Haryana’s Fatehabad.

Chief Minister Khattar’s remarks had come after a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh said the party workers could now marry “fair Kashmiri women”. What a BJP’s pathetic approach towards women.