Mamata Sharma condemns WB BJP chief’s anti-women barb

Jaipur (Rajasthan) : Condemning the controversial remark made by West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh for the female students of Jadavpur University, former NCW chief Mamata Sharma on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass must ensure that such leaders apologize for disgusting and unwarranted statements.

“This reflects his mindset. Crime against women has increased by 32 percent after the BJP came to power at the Centre. Shameful incidents are taking place. He should at least think before saying. The BJP top brass must ensure that such leaders tender an apology for such disgusting statements,” she told ANI in Jaipur.

Women rights activist Nisha Sidhu said such derogatory remark reveals cheap mentality.

“This kind of statements only shows their cheap mentality. This kind of culture must have been prevailed in their own houses that is why they make such remark without regret,” Sidhu told ANI here.

The BJP’s West Bengal chief yesterday said the women at Jadavpur University, who were allegedly molested by ABVP activists, were ‘shameless’ for participating in protests and deserved no sympathy.

He said the women intentionally threw themselves at the accused men.

“Those who fear so much for their modesty, why did they go there?” he said, adding the women were of ‘low standards’.

Clashes had broken out between Left-leaning students and ABVP activists after campus screening of Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘Buddha in A Traffic Jam’ on May 6.

A group of 10 women protestors then filed an FIR accusing four ABVP activists of molestation who were detained by university students. (ANI)