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VIDEO: Women wearing Western clothes and not BURKA encourage SEXUAL ASSAULT politician says

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ANY woman wearing Western clothing and not a burka encourages sexually assaulted the leader of an Indian nationalist party has said.

Swami Omji Maharaj, president of the Hindu Mahasabha party, has caused outrage across India after he described women as sensual beings and said those who wear short skirts invite trouble.

His comments on popular talk show, Newsroom, came a week after hundreds – and potentially thousands – of woman and girls were molested and robbed in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve.

He also last week urinated in a mug and threw it over two fellow contestants on India’s version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss, prompting them to kick and slap him.

Female Newsroom panellist and Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy, challenged him by asking if he thinks he has the right to touch a girl if she is standing fully naked in front of him.

He said: “Many Bollywood actresses have come completely nude in front of me and even tried to seduce me.

“I am a ‘sanyasi’ who has control over my senses and desires, but not all men can do that.”

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Three strong Indian women took to the Newsroom panel to condemn Swami Omji Maharaj

A sanyasi is a man who has reached the fourth and final stage of renunciation in Hinduism which means he believes he has rejected material desires and prejudices.

He added women in burkas are safer because they are fully-clothed and covered, despite the Hindu Mahasabha party being known for its strong anti-Muslim rhetoric.

And he further insulted women by condemning the idea of celebrating New Year’s Eve as a Western export and not part of Indian culture, in a loosely veiled indirect reference to the women assaulted on December 31.

Female lawyer Nupur Sharma pointed out there is no written law in India or in the Constitution which dictates how women – or men – should dress or live their lives, as she asked Swami Omji to be more responsible with his words.

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Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy asked the Swami if he thought he has the right to touch women

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Hundreds of women were assaulted in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve

Celebrities and journalists were quick to condemn Swami Omji’s comments, saying women in India are now unsafe regardless of the clothes they wear, where they are or who they are with.

Mr Omji’s comments come after Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi said men cannot be blamed for attacking Indian women who mimic Western culture by wearing revealing clothes.

Mr Azmi said: “If there’s gasoline, there will be fire. If there’s spilt sugar, ants will gravitate towards it for sure.

“In these modern times, the more skin women show, the more they are considered fashionable.

“If my sister or daughter stays out beyond sunset celebrating December 31 with a man who isn’t their husband or brother, that’s not right.”

And Karnataka state’s home minister G Parameshwara said short dresses were responsible for the New Year’s Eve sex attacks.

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