Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has slammed BJP MLA Surendra Singh for invoking sanskar (morality) in the alleged gang-rape case of Hathras. Rahul held the ‘filthy RSS male chauvinist mentality’ responsible for Singh’s controversial statement on the Hathras controversy.
The Congress MP tweeted, “This is the filthy RSS male chauvinist mentality at work. Men do the raping but women need to be taught good values.”
This is the filthy RSS male chauvinist mentality at work.
Men do the raping but women need to be taught good values.https://t.co/IfkRJw2IYD
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 4, 2020
Reacting to the growing controversy over the Hathras episode, Singh had said that it was the duty of ‘all mothers and fathers to imbibe good values in their daughters and bring them up in cultured environments.’ Describing himself as a teacher, the BJP MLA had said that rapes could only be stopped by sanskar and not by governance or sword.
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15:24 PM: The 2020 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”
The 2020 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.” pic.twitter.com/MDHPmbiFmS
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 5, 2020
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13:02 PM: The law is made. The bills have been passed in the Parliament. But who says that an amendment cannot be made to those laws. I request Rahul ji to scrap these black laws when he becomes the PM with a majority in the Lok Sabha: Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM, on the new farm laws. (ANI)
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Punjab: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee's 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, against Farm laws, enters 12th day. Visuals from Devidaspura village.
A farmer says, "Political parties are doing political stunt. If they had to do something, they should have done it in Parliament." pic.twitter.com/RPttf4x0Iq
— ANI (@ANI) October 5, 2020