The Twitterati went on an overdrive over comments of actor and three-year Member of Parliament, Kirron Kher over the Chandigarh rape case. While speaking to the media on November 29 about 22-year-old woman who was gang raped by an auto-rickshaw driver and two of his accomplices, she said, “Bachi ki samajhdaari ko bhi main thoda sa kehna chahti hun...saari bachiyon ko...ki already jab koi teen aadmi baithe hue hain uske andar...to aapko, beta, usme nahi jaana chahiye."
Which translates to, “I want to tell something to all girls. When there are already three people in the auto-rickshaw, you shouldn't take that ride."
But following her comments an outrage was triggered. Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal responded to Kher's statement saying, "I am amazed how she gave such a statement, It seems like a light take on a serious matter. She instead needed to tell how she is going to make Chandigarh a safer place for women."
I am amazed how she gave such a statement, It seems like a light take on a serious matter. She instead needed to tell how she is going to make Chandigarh a safer place for women.: Pawan Kumar Bansal, Congress, on Kirron Kher's statement on Chandigarh rape case pic.twitter.com/sgG5Eq6IMM
— ANI (@ANI) November 30, 2017
See the attitude of the Lutyens elite of #BJP. A suit-boot ki sarkar will never understand what it feels like to be a woman stranded on a street & getting increasingly desperate with each passing minute because no public transport is in sight https://t.co/heYKEbmhNa #KirronKher
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) November 30, 2017
when was the last time you used public transport? Or faced the prospect of being stranded on the road due to lack of autos?
Your 'expert' comment is a slap on the face of every woman who risks going out there to make a life for themselves https://t.co/3QjJPRoKc9
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) November 30, 2017
Kirron Kher is right.
The victim should have bought a BMW and hired 5 armed guards.
Can't understand why more people don't do that.
Victims are such gareeb idiots.
They deserve 0 empathy. https://t.co/XdCodB7jU5
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 30, 2017
Hey @KirronKherBJP you should not have taken birth in this world when there were billions of men already in it.
See how stupid that sounds? you sound exactly like that. https://t.co/rIfgxjH6Qb— Raj (@roflbaba) November 30, 2017
Which century are you in.
Why should I be raped even if I share a cab with 4 men ?? Is it their birth right.
First teach the man to respect a woman. As a MP u can make a start. @KirronKherBJP— Maclean Coutinho (@CoutinhoMaclean) November 30, 2017
But did she really resort to victim-shaming or was her comment taken out of context? A mother herself, Kher said she advised the girls to be more alert and aware. Yes, she asked them not to take an auto-rickshaw in case they find three men already sitting inside it, but DID NOT say the Chandigarh rape victim should not have.Responding to the comments made by politicians and Twitter users, Kirron Kher stands by her statement and said, "Politics should not be played here. Those who are trying to play politics over my statement should be ashamed of themselves," and asked everyone to talk constructive.