New Delhi: Concerned over the growing uneven sex ratio in the country, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah today said there will be a day when men will have "no girls to marry" and they may have to turn "gay".
"The day is not far when there will be no girls to marry and we'll all become gays. That might happen," he said, while trying to drive home the point that there should be no threat to the girl child.
Addressing the 'India Water Forum 2011' in New Delhi, in the presence of Vice-President Hamid Ansari and his cabinet colleague Salman Khursheed, Abdullah said the number of males is growing and women are getting "eliminated". (Watch: Farooq's gay remark slammed on social media)
Census 2011 report recently revealed a worrying trend in the child sex ratio, indicating that a strong bias against the girl child still persists.
In 2001, there were 927 female children aged 0-six years for every 1,000 male children of the same age. In 2011, this dropped to 914 females for every 1,000 males, according to the provisional results of "Census 2011."
"Keeping in mind the kind of question that you have asked and the person who you have mentioned and his talent and dignity, I would not like to dignify it with a response," Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said when asked about Abdullah's remarks.
He, at the same time, shared Abdullah's concerns about the declining sex ratio saying it was a serious issue on which the society should contemplate.