Appeal to all my sisters, daughters and girls to dress properly: TDP MP

A TDP member on Thursday created a flutter in the Lok Sabha when he asked women to dress in a dignified manner.

hidden August 08, 2014 11:25:03 IST
Appeal to all my sisters, daughters and girls to dress properly: TDP MP

New Delhi: A TDP member on Thursday created a flutter in the Lok Sabha when he asked women to dress in a dignified manner, triggering protests from women MPs, one of whom said he should be asked to leave the House.

Appeal to all my sisters daughters and girls to dress properly TDP MP

TDP MP M Murli Mohan said women should dress properly. PTI

The issue cropped up during a debate on atrocities on women and children when the TDP member M Murli Mohan made the remark. "...to uphold the tradition of our Indian culture, I would earnestly appeal to all my sisters, daughters and girls to dress dignifiedly," Mohan said.

Taking strong exception to his remarks, several women members including Supriya Sule (NCP) and Kumari Sushmita Dev (Congress) demanded that the remarks be expunged.

"He (Mohan) should be asked to leave the House...It (remarks) should be expunged," demanded Dev. Hukum Singh, who was in the chair, tried to pacify the agitated members saying, "I will look into it. It is a very serious matter. I entirely agree with you...It should not have happened...just hold on. The Chair will take the decision".

"Such comments encourage culprits of rape, rather than advising women they should advise men," said Shobha Oza on Murli Mohan's comment.

Commenting the reaction of women members to his dress comments, Mohan later told reporters that he would not mind withdrawing his statement if it had disturbed them. "If they feel it is bad, then I don't mind withdrawing (my statement). It they are disturbed by the statement...I will apologise", he said.

PTI

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