Kirron Kher gets trolled on Twitter for 'advice' to Chandigarh gang-rape victim
Kher's comments received a lot of flak on social media from citizens as well as, from political opponents
Kirron Kher was at the centre of a Twitter furore after she rendered 'advice' to a gang-rape victim from Chandigarh. The BJP MP was referring to a gruesome incident wherein a 21-year-old girl was gang-raped in an auto-rickshaw by three men.
Kirron Kher stirs controversy
Kher alleged that getting in an auto-rickshaw with three men was an act that defied common sense. Addressing the media, she said in Hindi, "Bachchi 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 usme bethna nahi chahiye tha…I am saying this to protect the girls." (I want to say something the girl's commonsense, to all girls, that when there are already three men sitting inside it, you should not sit inside it)
The comments received a lot of flak on social media from citizens as well as, from political opponents. Some of the popular posts that criticised the leader included:
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
Okay the girl might have been wrong to have boarded the auto with 3 men but still nothing gives any man the right to rape. #KirronKher— bhaavna arora (@BhaavnaArora) November 30, 2017
why people sent her to parliament where 500 men were already inside ?— yogesh parihar (@politicisedYogi) November 30, 2017
I think BJP will win 2019 only if their MPs just simply keep their mouths shut :-)#KirronKher— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) November 30, 2017
Kirron Kher's full comments were said in an empathetic way. But the thing is: we should stop telling our girls to not travel with boys but should tell our boys to not harass! That's the crux. TELL THE BOYS to *make* it safe for the girls to go wherever they want. TELL THE BOYS.— Nikhil Taneja (@tanejamainhoon) November 30, 2017
.@KirronKherBJP,— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) 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
Instead of fighting for and working towards an improvement in public transport in the city, #KirronKher -- like everyone else -- instead offers gyan and censures a woman rape victim. #Chandigarh #BJP https://t.co/TV465Pk7aY
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) November 30, 2017
Responding to her critics, Kher said, "I only said that times are bad and women should be cautious. The Chandigarh police send a PCR team if a girl dials 100 at night." She added that those who were trying to play politics over her statements should be ashamed of themselves.