Swara Bhasker Calls Out Congress Politician Shiv Kumar Dahariya’s ‘Small Incident’ Comment On Rape

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Swara Bhasker on Monday took to Twitter to criticise congress leader Shiv Kumar Dahariya’s comments. Congress’ minister from Chhattisgarh, Dahariya termed the Balrampur rape case as a “small” incident as compared to the Hathras Gangrape case.

Bhasker in her tweet wrote, “SHAMEFUL statement! This is the problem. We live in a rampant and thriving rape culture – because of this BS mentality. Show us your solidarity in action.. sack this man! This whataboutery on rape is not acceptable on any side of the spectrum.”

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What You Should Know

  • Swara Bhasker spoke against the shameful comments by congress minister Shiv Kumar Dhariya comments.
  • Shiv Kumar Dahariya said his comments were ‘misconstrued‘.
  • Another politician from BJP Surendra Singh said that a woman should learn ‘Sanskaars’. Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon tweeted against his comments.

Last week Dahariya said, “A big incident took place in Hathras, why is Raman Singh not tweeting? A small incident took place in Balrampur. He’s doing nothing except criticising Chhattisgarh.” Raman Singh is the former chief minister of Chhattisgarh.

He went on to tell reporters on Saturday, “The incident happened here is different from that of Uttar Pradesh. Such a tragic incident occurred in Hathras but why Raman Singh did not tweet about it? Why did he keep mum? He should answer whether what happened in Hathras was good. And when any small incident happens in Balrampur in Chhattisgarh, he (Singh) is not doing anything else except criticising the state government.”

Dahariya’s comments were followed by a lot of criticism from BJP to which the minister replied that his remarks were “misconstrued”.

In a similar incident, BJP MLA Surendra Singh said, “I am a teacher along with being an MLA. Such incidents (like rape) can be stopped only with sanskar (culture), not with shasan (good governance) or talwar (referring to sword or might).”

His comment also faced a lot of backlash. Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon tweeted against his comments, “Teach daughters how to not get raped??? Can he hear himself talk? THIS is the MINDSET that needs to change! Its so messed up! Why can’t they give some sanskaar to their sons???”

Many other tweeples came up to speak against his remarks. One of them wrote, “#BJPMLA SURENDRA SINGH U.P calls for girls becoming Sanskari.What he means?If not than ppl like him r free to harrass attack molest & even Rape women. Is this his call? Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath r protecting such Politicians?”

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Sanskriti Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.