New Delhi, Aug 10 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's statement on Kashmiri women as 'despicable' .
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Gandhi said,'Haryana CM, Khattar's comment on Kashmiri women is despicable and shows what years of RSS training does to the mind of a weak, insecure and pathetic man. Women are not assets to be owned by men.'
Speaking at an event in Fatehabad on Friday, Mr Khattar said people were claiming that Kashmiri women can be brought to the state for marriage now that Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was revoked. 'You know Haryana is infamous for its bad sex ratio and female foeticide, but we started a campaign that brought our sex ratio up from 850 to 933. This is a big work of social change.Anyone, young and old alike, can understand how this poor sex ratio would create a problem in the future...that there will be fewer women and more men,' Mr Khattar said.
'So our minister O P Dhankar said we will have to bring girls from Bihar. Now some people are saying Kashmir has been opened, we can bring girls from Kashmir also. Jokes aside, if sex ratio is fine, then there will be balance in society,' he added. (UNI)