“Women should not venture out with men who are not relatives,” Azmi, a member of Maharashtra assembly, said here. “What is the need for roaming at night with men who are not relatives? This should be stopped. ” “Such incidents (like the Delhi gang rape) happen due to influence of western culture,” Azmi said.
Scantily-clad women attract male attention, Azmi said adding rape cases are on the rise due to “women wearing less clothes”.
Azmi agreed with Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on Bharat-India divide on rape. “The number of rape cases in villages are less,” he said.