New Delhi, Aug. 22 ANI | 1 month ago

Congress leader Shobha Oza said on Friday that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should apologise to the entire female fraternity of this country for his remark on women.


Jaitley, while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers on Thursday, had said, "One small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world-over is enough to cost us billions of dollars in terms of lower tourism."

Oza told ANI, "It is a shameful as well as idiotic statement. Mr. Jaitley should in fact apologise to the entire female fraternity of this country. Where he says that Nirbhaya was a small case, the country lost revenue, he should be in fact worried about the rape cases which are on a high."

"India is on the verge of being declared as the rape capital of the universe and at that time he gives such a shameful statement which is really horrendous and he should apologise", she added.

Condemning the statement, National Commission for Women (NCW) member Nirmala Samant also told ANI, "This has been brought to my notice by the media reports. If it is the reality then it is a very shocking and surprising thing which should not have been spoken like this. Connecting rape incidence into small and big and also connecting the financial loss of tourism with the incidents like this. It needs to be condemned at all levels".

Jaitley, however, clarified his remarks today by saying that they had been misconstrued.

"There is a controversy about what I had said in my speech yesterday. However, I had strongly emphasized against crime against women in India, and that how it is one of the factors that affects the whole country. I regret that my speech was misconstrued in certain sections, or some words that I used were construed as insensitive, but that was not my intention," Jaitley told ANI.

(Posted on 22-08-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |