How did Ayesha Takia react to her father-in-law Abu Azmi’s rape remark?

Sat, April 12, 2014 8:00pm UTC by Add first Comment
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Yogen Shah

Samajwadi Party leader has been receiving a lot of flak from the aam aadmi for his comments on women and rape altogether, even from his own family. Read on to know what…

Abu Azmi, the Samajwadi Party leader, is under a lot of trouble. His comments on women and rape has not only drawn flak from the common public but also from his own son, Farhan Azmi, and daughter-in-law, Ayesha Takia Azmi. If we recall he had said that women who have sex outside marriage should be hanged.

Ayesha Takia Azmi reverted on twitter on her father-in-law’s statement by saying that she and her husband were “deeply embarrassed” and “ashamed” on the said remarks. She tweeted, ”if wot im reading about my father in laws statements r true then me and Farhan are deeply embarrassed n ashamed… We surely do nottt share this mindset…its disrespectful to women.if these statements r true then its sad.”

SP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Mumbai North Central constituency Farhan Azmi, Abu Azmi’s son, also disagreed with his father’s views and opinions. He has time and again advocated in favour of death penalty for rapists. He tweeted, ”Guys as far as I am concerned I have made myself more than clear. hang a rapist a 100 times & give me the duty to do so. I will do it for free. Spoke 2 my father about his comments. In my opinion on the topic of RAPE only 1 statement must b given without any explanation-hang da rapist. My seniors including my father share the same opinion but when they start explaining themselves, they fall in the trap of the Journalists. Objectionable!! Condemnable!! Embarrassed!!”

Abu Azmi, the former Rajya Sabha member and sitting MLA, told a leading daily in an interview, “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.” If we recall a few days back SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had also said that boys commit mistakes, but they should not be hanged for rape. Abu Azmi agreed to the words of his party chief and informed, “…Any woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without her consent, should be hanged. Both should be hanged. In India, if you have sex with a person with consent, it’s fine. But if that same person complains, it’s a problem. Nowadays, we see a lot of such cases. Girls complain when someone touches them, and even when someone doesn’t touch them. It becomes a problem then, and the man’s honour is ruined in this. If rape happens with or without consent, it should be punished as prescribed in Islam.”

The National Commission for Women had issued a warning notice to the state SP chief for his insensitive remarks. We at BollywoodLife are equally ashamed that a person with such mindset might go ahead and win an electoral and thence on would be influencing people’s mindsets.

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