Delhi rape: Why do girls roam on streets at midnight, asks Cong leader
In the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape case, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee President Botsa Satyanarayana today stirred a controversy by questioning the need for women to roam in streets at midnight.
Hyderabad: In the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape case, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee President Botsa Satyanarayana today stirred a controversy by questioning the need for women to roam in streets at midnight.
"Do we roam in streets at midnight as we got Independence at midnight ? It would have been better if the girl did not travel by a private bus at that time," the PCC President, who is also the state Transport Minister, told reporters here.
, realising the possible fallout of his remarks, Satyanarayana re-convened a press conference and retracted his words. "As a father myself, I only tried to express my anguish," he clarified.
"What happened was very unfortunate and I strongly condemn it," he said.
He also expressed his regret for having hurt the feelings of women and said the government should ensure safety and security of all.
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