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.

hidden December 24, 2012 19:19:13 IST
Delhi rape: Why do girls roam on streets at midnight, asks Cong leader

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.

Delhi rape Why do girls roam on streets at midnight asks Cong leader

Protests over the Delhi rape. Agencies.

, 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.

PTI

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