New Delhi: Rohini Devasher, a 34-year-old artist and among the hundreds campaigning for stringent anti-rape laws in Delhi today, is livid that the President's son, Abhijit Mukherjee, has called the protesters "dented and painted" women.
This is Rohini's blog as shared with ndtv.com:
Abhijit Mukherjee is not only an elected representative, but the President's son. He has a certain responsibility and a public image. So to make such a statement is completely irresponsible and grotesque. Such views show a medieval, rather stone-age, attitude.
What did he mean by "dented and painted"? Are the protesters cars or something? And what sort of apology has he given? He kept defending himself on TV when he should have been embarrassed.
I hope there is no let-up in these protests because what we are fighting against is a deep-rooted societal malaise. Things won't change overnight; we have a long way to go.
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