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Ruckus in Parliament over women’s safety, Adhir Ranjan’s Sita remarks trigger uproar

Reacting to the statement made by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in the Parliament, Irani said that connecting the issue of women’s security to religion is shameful

New Delhi: On Friday Congress leader Lok Sabha MP, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury sparks controversy by saying that “Sita is being burnt” while plans are afoot to build a Ram temple has created an uproar in the Lok Sabha, with Union minister Smriti Irani hitting back at the opposition for politicizing and communalizing the issue.

Raising the incident of a rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao being set afire, Chowdhury said that while on the one hand plans are afoot to build a Ram temple, on the other hand, Sita is being burnt.

Chowdhury said while there are talks going on to make Uttar Pradesh an ‘Uttam Pradesh’ (best state), it is become “Adharm Pradesh” (broadly land of lawlessness).

Union Minister Smriti Irani said, “The fact that Opposition MPs shout here today, means you do not want a woman to stand up and talk about issues. The opposition is quiet during the West Bengal panchayat polls where rape was used as a political weapon, you were quiet then.”

Reacting to the statement made by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in the Parliament, Irani said that connecting the issue of women’s security to religion is shameful. “One of our MP from West Bengal is connecting it to the temple, but he can’t see the rape case in Malda,” Irani said.

Intervening in the session, Irani said it was unfortunate that incidents of rape and killing of women are being communalized and politicized. She also said the opposition members are not referring to a similar case in Malda in West Bengal.
Irani said “Yes, setting a woman afire is condemnable, yes, the rape and killing of a woman are an inhuman act but do not politicize the issue. No one has ever communalized the issue in the parliament,”.Congress leader TN Prathapan came to the aisle near the Well and shouted something. Later he was pulled back by some Congress and NCP members.

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