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April 27, 2005

Days after a police constable raped a 16-year-old student inside an outpost at Mumbai's Marine Drive, a front-page article in the Monday edition of Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna partly blamed such incidents on provocative clothes girls wear.

The article said parents had a tough time 'controlling their daughters' 'There seems to be a competition among youngsters to show their undergarments in the name of 'low-waist' fashion.'

The article further added: 'It is no longer feasible for a family to roam on Chowpatty. To see girls dangle a cigarette openly is worrisome. If a man is incited by such clothes, who can one blame?'

It also hit out at the growing 'Page 3 culture' in Mumbai, adding that the incident 'brought to the fore' these concerns.

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Women's groups staged a protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, saying the article 'reflects the party's narrow-minded attitude towards women'.

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Number of User Comments: 406

Sub: I dont not agree

What kind of a human being rapes a helpless 16 year old? So I guess its okay so say that human being was inticed also ...

Posted by ashley

Sub: shivsena

shivsena itself is a rapist party. what right are they have to advise others.

Posted by ganesh

Sub: I agree with Samana

Yes I agree with Samana in maharashtra there are some polition are worked by using the gangs in po

Posted by Abhijeet limkar

Sub: the more you expose the more danger you are in

its not a question of agreeing with the SAMNA.what it has said is not a comment but a bold warning to the society that root ...

Posted by sarvajna

Sub: article in samna abt bby rape

The article should have been written two hundred years ago or in the extreme islamic country.In a country like India women have all the right ...

Posted by a gopal


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