Don’t give mobile phones to daughters, says U.P. women’s panel member
She later denies having stated that if women used phones, they might elope.
A member of the Uttar Pradesh Women’s Commission has triggered a row after she stated that women shouldn’t be given mobile phones as they use the machine to speak to boys and later elope with them.
Speaking within the context of crimes in opposition to girls, Meena Kumari stated society and fogeys have to preserve a daily watch on their daughters, see the place they have been going and which boys they have been mingling with.
“I appeal people to not give mobiles to their daughters and if they give them [mobiles], then check them regularly,” Ms. Kumari advised reporters.
Ms. Kumari additionally controversially remarked that women use mobile phones to speak [to boys] and the matter reaches a degree “where they elope for marriage”.
After her feedback have been extensively criticised on social media, Ms. Kumari stated her phrases had been misconstrued. She stated she meant that folks ought to test the phones given to minor girls and boys utilized by them for examine and different functions. She denied that she had stated if women used phones, they might elope. She additional stated that she was referring to a particular case that had come earlier than her however didn’t present particulars.