UP Minister A.Khan’s direction to rape victim
UP Minister Azam Khan to rape victim : Don’t go seeking ‘publicity’ for your ‘disgrace’
Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan directed a supposed rape victim that she should not aim for fame and attention for her disgrace or otherwise she won’t be able to face the world with dignity. She was a rape victim contacted him for his aid in the matter . This was in continuation with Azam Khan’s usual habit of uproaring . While addressing a ‘Ganga ki Pukaar’ programme , he made this statement after the victim failed to meet him .
The victim’s advocate , flanked by officials and police women ,complained that no one is paying attention to their problems . Since morning they have been pushing hard to meet the minister , but the corrupt police and administration are posing problems and not allowing them to meet the minister . In accordance with the lawyer, her client’s case has been filed on 27th July and she is looking forward to get justice .The already tortured woman revealed her helplessness and anger for non-meeting with Azam Khan .
Azam Khan, who after hearing the disarray outside stated that he had been infotmed of her appeal and assured the matter to be quite serious .He said , “I will take her memorandum and go ahead but she sure has gained publicity now. Her complaint is clearly in connection to the disgrace she is facing but if she goes around spreading the incident that happened with her, how will she face the world”. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Laxmikant Bajpai spotted the statement as a flagrant insult to women everywhere.