If Hindu girl touched by hand, that hand should not exist, says Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde

Hegde had recently stoked a controversy with his 'daylight rape' comment which he had made in the context of persistent violence in Kerala

Asian News International January 27, 2019 20:50:31 IST
If Hindu girl touched by hand, that hand should not exist, says Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde
  • Hegde had recently stoked a controversy with his 'daylight rape' comment

  • He had made in the context of persistent violence in Kerala after the apex court lifted the ban on the entry of women in Sabarimala temple

  • Hedge had also alleged that the Kerala government had failed to manage the situation in state because of the Sabarimala issue

Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde on Sunday courted a fresh controversy by saying that "if a Hindu girl is touched by a hand, then that hand should not exist".

"We have to rethink the priorities of our society. We shouldn't think of caste. If a Hindu girl is touched by a hand, then that hand should not exist," Hegde said, addressing a gathering in Kodagu.

If Hindu girl touched by hand that hand should not exist says Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde

A file image of Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde. Image/News18

The minister had recently stoked a controversy with his "daylight rape" comment which he had made in the context of the persistent violence plaguing Kerala since the Supreme Court lifted the ban at Sabarimala temple on the entry of women of menstrual age.

"The Supreme Court has given the direction. I totally agree with that, but at the same time, since law and order is a state subject, the Kerala government should know how it has to be dealt with," he had said on 10 January.

"The Kerala government has completely failed to manage it without hurting the faith of the masses. It is a daylight rape on the Hindu people," Hegde had said.

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