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How Farhan Akhtar & Twitterati Called out Abu Azmi’s Sexist Comments on Bangalore Mob Molestation

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The country has been in shock since the news about a mass molestation case on New Year’s eve in Bangalore, came up. Citizens have voiced not only their concerns, but have also called out the need for immediate action to ensure such events don’t take place in the future. At the same time, the responses from several politicians have left many feeling frustrated. When Samajwadi Party leader, Abu Azmi placed the blame on women for these horrific incidents, those on Twitter were swift in condemning his words and sexist views.

“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. If there’s gasoline, there will be fire. If there’s spilt sugar, ants will gravitate towards it for sure,” he reportedly said.

Here’s what some people on Twitter, including Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Varun Dhawan had to say on the subject.

It wasn’t just Azmi who was under the fire on social media. Many took to Twitter to defend men with the hashtag #NotAllMen. While it trended for hours, it found hundreds of detractors who argued that now is the time to discuss more pertinent issues like how the country can be made safer for women.

Journalist Sachin Kalbag’s thread about how instead of Tweeting #NotAllMen, one should Tweet #WeWontTolerate, is an interesting one.

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