Asha Mirje shocks with rape remarks, says Delhi gangrape, Mumbai Shakti Mills victims to blame

Written by Express news service | Updated: Jan 29 2014, 23:47pm hrs
Crime against womenRape remarks land Maharashtra Women Commission member Asha Mirje into trouble.
In what comes as an embarrassment for not only the Maharashtra governments alliance partner NCP but also for women in general, Maharashtra Women Commission member Asha Mirje has said that women are themselves responsible for rape.

Speaking at the NCP women wing gathering in Nagpur, Mirje said that three factors are responsible for rape on women a womans dress, her behaviour and her presence at inappropriate places. According to the MCW member, these factors provoke incidents like rape.

Addressing NCP members, Mirje asked what was the need for Delhi braveheart of December 16 gangrape to go for movie at 11 in the night. She also questioned the prudence of Mumbai Shakti Mill gangrape survuior to go to such a deserted place at 6 pm.

Mirje said that every woman should ask herself if it is at all necessary for her to go when she intends to go.

NCP chief Sharad Pawars daughter Supriya Sule, who heads NCPs women wing, was present at the stage when Mirje made the remark. It is learnt that Sule didnt object to Mirjes statement.

The Congress, however, distanced herself from Mirjes remarks. Party leader Rita Bahuguna said that Mirjes remakrs was not partys opinion and such statements were unacceptable.

Later, Mirje apologised for her remarks.