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  1. Shocking remark: Go and sell your wife, says Aurangabad DM Kanwal Tanuj on toilet query about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Shocking remark: Go and sell your wife, says Aurangabad DM Kanwal Tanuj on toilet query about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The effort to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Bihar's Aurangabad District Magistrate Kanwal Tanuj turned controversial when the official said that those who cannot build a toilet at home, should do something that is sho0cking.

By: | Updated: July 23, 2017 9:45 PM
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The effort to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Bihar’s Aurangabad District Magistrate Kanwal Tanuj turned controversial when the official said that those who cannot build a toilet at home, should do something that is shocking. The DM was addressing a public gathering on a cleanliness drive in Jamhore village of the Aurangabad district. Speaking to the villagers, the DM said that due to lack of toilets at home, women go out. This many times result in women get raped and harassed. Talking about the Centre’s scheme to build toilets, he said that it only costs Rs 12,000 for the construction of the toilet and asked is 12,000 more than anyone’s wife’s dignity? However, his attempt to relate the need for toilets with the dignity of women did not go well and it raked up a controversy.

In a video released by news agency ANI, the official was heard asking the gathering “Is there any man who would tell me that take the dignity of my wife and give me Rs 12,000? Is there anyone like that?” On this, when a villager said that he did not have enough money to build a toilet at home, Tanuj said he should then sell his wife.

Watch the video here:

In a 32 seconds video, the official was clearly shown irked by the villager’s reply, which was, “I do not have the money to build a toilet.” Replying to which, DM said, “I will talk to you.” But when the villager repeated the same thing, he shouted,”If that is the case then go and sell your wife.” He did not stop here and further said, “If this is the mentality then go and auction the dignity of your home and tell the government you will not be able to construct a toilet,” said DM Tanuj. So many people talk about advance payment, they get the advance and then spend it on useless things, added Tanuj in the gathering.

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  1. Harjit Singh Chitkara
    Jul 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm
    The officer must know what is to be spoken from a public platform. If he does not know, better he must not speak.It is totally against the dignity of women. Women are not a commodity but are human beings.I was not aware that such a culture is prevalent in Bihar.
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      Desi
      Jul 24, 2017 at 6:32 am
      RAJA HARISHCHANDRA SOLD WIFE AND SON RAJA YUDHISTTHIRA GAMBLED AWAY WIFE AND YOUNGER BROTHERS. Supreme court can make it legal and i fully support it because my religion supports it.
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        M G
        Jul 24, 2017 at 12:32 am
        I like what he said--- even though it is not politically correct. Sometimes Indians must be exactly told the way it is. No one should be getting married if they cannot even provide toilets for their family / wives. It is unthinkable. All those 'so called care taking husbands" who are not able to take care of their wives / family should re-think and amend their situations immediately.... IN fact, if they could not provide for such basic things as toilets--- they should NOT be getting married in the first place. That is what the DM actually meant to say... BUT I like it the way he said it. The husbands deserve it 200
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