After the NCW sacked its member Alka Lamba for revealing the victim’s identity of Guwahati molestation case, NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma on Tuesday said that women should be “careful about the way they dress because such incidents are a result of blindly aping the West”.
“After 64 years of freedom, it is not right to give blanket directions… and say don’t wear this or don’t wear that. Be comfortable, but at the same time, be careful about how you dress…. Aping the West blindly is eroding our culture and causing such crimes to happen,” said Mamta Sharma.
She said the biggest challenge before the NCW today is changing the social mindset of discrimination against women.
“Westernisation has afflicted our cities the worst. There are no values left. In places like Delhi there is no culture of giving up seats for women. It is unfortunate that while the West is learning from our culture, we are giving ourselves up completely to western ways,” she said.
Earlier this year, Sharma had sparked a row when she said that the word “sexy” should not be taken in a negative context.
“Boys pass comments on girls terming them sexy, but sexy means beautiful and charming. We should not see it in negative sense,” she had said.....
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