A certain level of empathy and intelligence is expected from all of those who citizens elect to power. But it seems that both qualities that make a sought after politician are missing in Bharatiya Janata Party’s leader and MLA Surendra Singh.
The brutal Hathras rape of 19-year-old Dalit women shocked the nation. While most called for improving women’s safety and educating men on consent, Surendra Singh recommends teaching girls good values and how to not get raped.
In a media address, Surendra Singh actually recommends parents to teach their daughters how to not get raped.
“I am an MLA as well as a teacher. Rapes will stop only by values, not by law and order. It is the responsibility of parents to impart values which to their young daughter as to behave and dress appropriately in civil society,” said Surendra Singh.
#WATCH Incidents like these can be stopped with help of good values, na shashan se na talwar se. All parents should teach their daughters good values. It's only the combination of govt & good values that can make country beautiful: Surendra Singh, BJP MLA from Ballia. #Hathras pic.twitter.com/47AmnGByA3
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 3, 2020
Thankfully, Bollywood celebrities took notice of this problematic statement by Surendra Singh and were quick to slam him for his ignorance and misogyny.