Abu Azmi has created quite a havoc on social media today. Coming up with questionable views like – “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty. Girls complain when someone touches them, and even when someone doesn’t touch them. It becomes a problem then… If rape happens with or without consent, it should be punished as prescribed in Islam.”, the politician has been rightfully on the receiving end of public’s wrath today and quite rightfully so.
Actress Ayesha Takia who is married to Azmi’s son Farhan took to Twitter to clean her stand on the same. She said, “We surely do nottt share this mindset…its disrespectful to women.if these statements r true then its sad. if wot im reading about my father in laws statements r true then me and Farhan are deeply embarrassed n ashamed.”
Given the opinions of such chauvinists, voting such people to power will just help in taking our country downhill with time. Given the election temperature soaring, such comments won’t come very handy for ministers because people have very low threshold for disregard for women these days.