Mamta Sharma ,the Chairperson of National Women Commission ( NCW ) insensitively stated in her interview to the Indian Express "Women should be careful about the way they dress because such incidents are a result of blindly aping the West....Aping the West blindly is eroding our culture and causing such crimes to happen.". This statement made in the back drop of Guwahati blames the victim rather than condemning the assaulters many of whom are still at large.
The present Chairperson in an earlier context had said how women must not get upset with "sexy cat calls" as she wanted us to believe that sexy means beautiful and charming and women should feel proud about it.
The women of India would like to see a sensitive and an accountable commission and it not be looked upon as a space of giving away posts to women of the party in power.
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