Night out by girls against India culture, says Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

New Delhi: After making controversial remarks on APJ Abdul Kalam and Indian Muslims, Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma has said night out by girls was against the India culture.

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“Girls wanting a night out may be all right elsewhere but it is not part of Indian culture,” Sharma told CNN-IBN.

He also said he opposed “westernisation in the name of modernisation.” He clarified that he was willing to take all good things of west, but would not follow it blindly.

After his latest remarks triggered a row, Sharma tweeted on Saturday saying his statements had being distorted.

The 54-year-old first time MP from Noida, has made a string of controversial statements in the recent days seeking to uphold Indian culture.

In an interview with India Today, he had said former President APJ Kalam was a “was a nationalist despite being a Muslim.’

7 Comments

  1. Hahahahahahahha…

    I wonder what our enlightened RampaNNA, has to say to this! 🙂

    I just hope he doesn’t repeat our KSB’s – “Hit the BULL by HORN” dialogue.

  2. Dear readers,

    Did Union Minister for culture ever read the walls of famous Khajuraho temples in Odisha? What about those erotic acts neatly carved on the wall of 9th century temple where Lord Rama is worshipped? Did you ever imagined Shilabalika also called as Madanika or Salabhanjika or bracketed figures are sculptures of women displaying stylized feminine features on the Belur and Halebid temples.

    Nonetheless, Western scholars of Indian mythology have until fairly recently neglected to examine the ethical implications even of those texts which cry out for such examination, as Jeffrey Masson has pointed out, chiding them for their detached and impersonal approach to Sanskrit texts.Is open to share the history of the mutilation of Ravana’s sister, Surpanakha, in most tellings carried out by Laksmana at Rama’s behest, after she has proclaimed her love and made sexual advances to Rama at Pancavati (Aranyakanda )?

    Beef ban is becoming a fast reality within given spectrum of political goals to achieve mass majority vote bank.It may have compulsion from export ban or to serve the tables in some ruling states.Does women of India need culture minister or BJP to dictate her life style who may gave out win a bread for her dependent?

    If government is more concern about apathy of women why did they reverse the ban on ‘porn’? Does BJP government ever had any compulsion with those sister forced to sell their skin in the dark of night? Why ‘sabka saath sabka vikas government can’t stop the daughters being killed before they see the light?

    Is it the failure of Modi’s government towards providing safety of the women and blames the girls for going out in the nights? This incompetent minister is worth only for ‘Yoga’ training.This vacancy in Union ministry is merely waste of public expenditure when there are serious issues of disaster management and environmental needs to addressed.

    Jai Hind

    • Hello Sharia Shaikh,
      I would take Indian mythology over your 7th century tribal fantasies on any day!! Why are you criticizing this minister when you are on his side? Do you support a woman’s right to go out and party? We all know the answer – First, allow women to show their face in public!! Do you sing vande maataram? You are not fooling anyone except yourself!! By the way, how come your role model, tribal kingdom of saudi is not accepting any Syrian refugees?

  3. He is right in the sense that women in India were never freely allowed to party or have fun. It was all limited to men in our society that was dominated by men!! However, it doesn’t make it right. Women should have equal rights as men. Be it at employment or having fun. I don’t know why we have different standards for men and women. If men can party, consume alcohol and have fun, why do we get judgmental about women and restrict their options? We should treat adults like adults irrespective of their gender.

    • Mr. Original R. Pai,

      I do not agree with anyone who differentiate men and women. From my personal observations, normally daughters are more attached to fathers and sons to mothers. Moreover, when it comes to education, females tend to be more focussed, dogged and dedicated. However, in most cases, daughters are more concerned about parents and their concerns are sincere, because their actions speak for themselves. I feel that both men and women are equal and females should not be discriminated. However, I am totally against allowing women in any combat positions in the fighting forces. They could be brutalized, if they are taken as POWs in wars or local skirmishes. This area should be the exclusive preserve of men.

      I am fortunate enough to be born and raised up in one of the world’s ten largest metropolises also see a number of countries and witness people, cultures, food, developments and have marvelled that they are either not corrupt or less susceptible to corruption, when compared to India and laws are simpler and straight-forward. In most countries there is one “national or identity card,” which is asked everywhere, be it banks, police, government office and other places. This card reveals everything, i.e. blood group, whether one was involved in crimes and had served jail terms, travel bans due to uncleared bank loans/credit card payments, birth-date, sex, parent’s names, etc. Unlike India, no ration card/credit/adar/PAN cards are demanded or have to be produced. Either the Government of India is not focussed or wavers, enabling her employees to make money on the sly by demanding bribes. Sadly, how many of us mull over these issues or separate the chaff from the grains?

      If countries with sparse populations can make their governments work, why not India? In India, we do not know what the politicians are doing, how many times they are making overseas trips at taxpayers’ costs, etc? Politicians are not in any way connected with the common man, but are busy making hay while the sun shines or attending glittering gatherings and are also in BCCI and State Cricketing Bodies. Pots of honey attract flies.

      There is nothing wrong in having alcohol, non-vegetarian food and gambling, PROVIDED if one knows his limits and knows when to draw the line and does not enslave himself to these habits. Tell me, is starving good? Is overeating good? Is consumption of oil, fat, sweets, fried food, etc. beyond certain limits good? All over the world people have non-vegetarian food and alcohol and alcohol is consumed by tipplers under the table, in closed rooms, toilets, etc. in Saudi Arabia? People in most of these countries are more happier, progressive and enjoy higher per capita incomes. If availability of food alcohol at affordable prices in Goa is bad, tell me why do you not find a single drunkard or a person fallen by the street. What about Gujarat?

  4. Where does it say that “Night out by girls against India culture” in the Indian Constitution? As a Union Minister, this man has to talk sense and not impose his ideologies om the public. As it is several fundamental rights of the people are violated without being questioned. Women of India should force him out of the office for holding such sexist views.

  5. Send Mahesh Sharma for a psychological profiling. The cold blooded murder of person while keeping mutton at home was termed by this philosopher as “accidental”. Any future for India, if people of his caliber are in control of the Government?

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