In yet another shocking remark by a political leader, former Goa Chief Minister and NCP MLA Churchill Alemao on Thursday said girls and women in the state are "not safe" and "delicate", alleging that it is not safe for them to work late at night.
He was speaking on the Factories (Goa Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the state Assembly when he said that there are a lot of migrants in Goa, while a lot of Goans have moved abroad. Calling the Goan girls "delicate", Alemao added that they are not safe and questioned the current BJP government under Pramod Sawant over the security given to them.
"There are a lot of migrants in Goa. Goans have mostly gone abroad. Our girls and ladies are not safe now. They are delicate. What kind of security can the government give them?" the former Goa CM said.
The Factories (Goa Amendment) Bill, 2019 will allow women to work late in Goa.
Backing Churchill Alemao's viewpoints, Opposition leader and former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat also said that the Opposition leaders are worried about the security of the Goan women doing night shifts, calling for the government to refer the Bill to the Selection Committee so more discussions could be held to chalk out plans to make it safe for women working in night shifts.
Massive controversy broke after SP MP from Rampur Azam Khan raises sexist and controversial remarks at Lok Sabha chair Rama Devi, saying "aapke aankho main aankhe dale rahu (keep looking into your eyes). Following the controversy and condemnation over his remarks by other political leaders and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Azam Khan was forced to apologise for his remarks, even as his party chief Akhilesh Yadav kept defending him in the Lower House of the Parliament. From Sushma Swaraj to Mayawati a number of women political leaders condemned Azam Khan's remarks on Rama Devi and demanded apology from the SP leader.
(With ANI inputs)