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Aayushi Sharma

Content Coordinator | Posted 03 Apr, 2019 |

Women are not capable of being left free or independent, says Yogi Adityanath. What is your reaction on it?

Mayank Gupta

@Mayank | Posted 04 Apr, 2019

There is nothing much to surprise about the statement. What more can you expect from the chief minister of a state where cows feel more protected than women there. Or should I say not even cows are safe there (considering the number of cow fatalities in the cow shelter) The one who can be left free or independent are the workers of Hindu yuva Vahini, Romeo squad and and other cow vigilants. 

This statement can only be expected from YoGi who himself has a serious record of crimes against him and thus there is nothing to feel pity for his ailed thinking. 

The party itself gave the slogan of "Beti bachao and Beti padhao" reflecting the patriarchal ideology. The party not supporting the views of Congress manifesto to include a specific number of seats for women in the parliament, how can it be expected to work for the welfare of the women. 

Considering his statement, it means that he is also accusing  the women in his cabinet and in the Center not capable of being left free and thus a proper monitoring of their activities need to be done. How can a CM afford to have Such a sick mentality? Only he knows.

And I don't know how the state and the nation can prosper with such leaders. This statement has come at a point when moral code of conduct is applicable by the Election Commission, meaning thereby kicking the rules like anything. 

One can do nothing about such comments, just feel pity of their thinking and ensure people of such ideology doesn't come to power. Smiley face

Medha singh kapoor

B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) | |Updated 06 Oct, 2020

I am not surprised that these words have come from the giant campaigner of BJP and the current UP CM, Yogi Adityanath. I mean, what would you expect from the leaders of a political party which functions and rules according to the ideologies of RSS.




We just can’t deny that BJP is deeply rooted in patriarchy, Manuvad, and fascism. And it is the result of the mixture of these ideologies that the ministers of the party pass such problematic statements so conveniently and casually.

yogi-adityanath-letsdiskuss (Courtesy: Hindustan Times)

I also feel anger. Because this is the same party which was shouting in every street, ‘Bahot Hua Nari Par Vaar, Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’. And of course, the party which raised the slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, for which it has been backlashed many times.

I also feel anger at the fact that when India is striving to modernize and move forward, and when the woman Prime Ministers like Jacinda Ardern is being taken as an example, we are still conversing on the statements released by our ministers about the suppression of women. So what kind of development are we exactly talking about, if we, that is, are talking about any kind of development?


We have seen the brutality faced by women during the Modi regime. Many women right activists have been beaten, abused, and even harassed under the slogans of “Beti Bachao”. So this kind of statement doesn’t surprise me much.

The statement on which we are focusing right now is itself from the text, Manusmriti, which dictates us to follow patriarchal and casteist ways.

The statement fully reads:

“women are not capable of being left free or independent…women need male protection from birth to death… a woman is protected in her childhood by her father, by her husband in her youth and by her son in her old age.”

So now we know what kind of texts and scriptures are the source of information and inspiration for Modi Government.