LUCKNOW: Even as public outrage grows at molestation and groping of two women by over a dozen youths in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, former Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday asked people to keep womenfolk indoors to protect them from molesters.
“Molestation, misbehaving with the women, loot, dacoity, murder have become the order of the day. Before the Assembly polls, I had warned the voters of the consequences of voting for the BJP. I had urged them to keep in mind the perfect rule of the SP and the future of law and order. I had said if the BJP was given a chance, law and order will worsen,” he told reporters.
His statement came after TV channels telecast a video clipping, that has gone viral on social media, showing 14 youths accosting two women, groping and molesting them while they repeatedly pleaded and begged to let go.
“After the Bulandshahr incident, everyone should try to keep women of the family indoors. Girls should not go to places where there is naked dance of shamelessness,” said Azam Khan while referring to the July 2016 gang rape of a minor and her mother in Bulandshahr.
Flaying the Yogi Adityanath government for the rising crime graph in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said broad daylight molestation in Rampur district was not surprising.
Khan has a penchant for making controversial statements. He was made to apologise by the Supreme Court for calling the Bulandshahr case a “political conspiracy”.