Recently, Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat joined the list of many men and women who have blamed women’s clothing for disrupting Indian values. His insensitive and victim-shaming comment about women who wear ripped jeans has made many men and women across the country uncomfortable.
Kainchi se sanskaar (culture by scissors) — showing bare knees, wearing ripped denim and looking like rich kids — these are the values being given now. All of this, in a mad race of westernisation. While the western world follows us, doing yoga … covering their body properly. And we run towards nudity. If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to the society, to our kids? It all starts at home. – Uttarakhand CM, Tirath Singh Rawat
Many netizens took to Twitter to express their disgust at the absurd comment: