Girls not safe on UP roads after sunset, says Goa CM

" Uttar Pradesh, if a girl walks at 6 in the evening, she will disappear," said Goa CM Manohar Parrikar.

By: Press Trust of India | Panaji | Published: July 24, 2014 10:19 pm
 The Congress leader pointed out Parrikar's RSS background, claiming that the Chief Minister was one of the karsevaks. “Any girl can walk without fear on Goa streets even at midnight. But in Uttar Pradesh, if a girl walks at 6 in the evening, she will disappear,” said Manohar.

In potentially controversial remarks, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said girls would “disappear” if they walk on the roads in Uttar Pradesh in the evening and invoked legendary Bhagat Singh to justify foreign study trips by his cabinet colleagues.

“Any girl can walk without fear on Goa streets even at midnight. But in Uttar Pradesh, if a girl walks at 6 in the evening, she will disappear,” he said in the assembly while seeking to address worries expressed by the Opposition on the law and order situation in the BJP-ruled coastal State.

He claimed some states with interest in tourism were busy spoiling the name of Goa which attracts millions of holidaymakers, both domestic and international, every year.

Parrikar also alleged “a big news channel” has vested interest in “defaming” Goa.

“There is a big news channel which has vested interest in defaming Goa. They act as if they have the right over Goa. I have stopped watching the channel, let them carry what they want”, he said.

Parrikar cited the life of revolutionary patriot Bhagat Singh to argue that there were two ways of looking at things.

His remark was in context of some ministers visiting abroad to study garbage disposal systems.

“It was not a junket, it was a pre-operative expense. If I had not sent them, I would have been accused of constructing (waste treatment) plants without studying them,” he said.

“There are two ways of looking at anything. We look at Bhagat Singh as a martyr but Britishers used to look at him at as a terrorist. We need proper prospective to look at everything,” Parrikar added

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    Abul Kalam
    Jul 25, 2014 at 5:49 am
    When there is no justice for killing more than 50 people of minority community in UP, question of Rape is not an offense to the ruling party of UP.
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      pratima maurya
      Aug 18, 2014 at 7:26 am
      Life of a girl after being raped is a curse for girl....its better to b murdered by someone instead of being alive