Adityanath’s 2014 Article Equating Women With Demons Comes Back to Haunt Him

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Adityanath’s 2014 Article Equating Women With Demons Comes Back to Haunt Him

Post by Rashmun on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:48 pm

Reading out portions of the essay that Adityanath published on his eponymous website in 2014  – ‘Matrushakti Bharatiya Sanskriti Ke Sandharbh Mein (Power of the Mother Figure in the Context of Indian Culture)’ – at a press conference in Delhi, Congress spokesperson Randeep S. Surjewala came down heavily on the UP chief minister for what he said were “disparaging, dishonourable and distasteful” remarks against women.


The Congress singled out a few arguments that Adityanath made in the essay in trying to expose the BJP’s double standards on the question of women’s rights.
Adityanath made a case in the essay that women required protection and should not be allowed independence, as “it may lead to wastefulness or destruction of women”.


Shastras have talked about giving protection to women. Just like urja (energy) left free and unchecked causes destruction, women also don’t need independence, they need protection. Their energy should be channelised to be used productively,” Adityanath said in the article.
Further, he added, “Stree shakti (women’s power) is protected by the father when a child, by the husband when an adult and by the son in old age.”


He attributed certain qualities to both sexes that were exclusive to them and could not be exchanged. “If a man was to ever get the same attributes as women – that of humility, love and compassion – then he is equivalent to god. But if a woman adopts the qualities of men – that of bravery (shaurya) or masculinity (purusharth) – then she becomes a devil (rakshasa).”


Surjewala went on to allege that Adityanath’s statements showed the BJP’s true views on gender justice. “Yogi does not take into account the countless women who have sacrificed their lives for India. Has the BJP forgotten about the valour of Rani Laxmibai, Razia Sultan, freedom fighter Laxmi Sehgal and goddesses like Durga, Kali and many others? What Yogi has said reflects the BJP mindset. It does not think women have the right to decide for themselves or right to fair treatment,” he told the media.


https://thewire.in/125708/adityanath-womens-rights-triple-talaq/

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*bump*

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