Goa State Chief Comes Under Fire After He Blames Underage Victims For Being Raped
Repudiating his remarks, opposition leader and legislator, Rohan Khaunte, wrote: "It is shocking that Goa's state chief is blaming parents for allowing their children to venture out in the night, claiming that it is not safe. If the state government can't ensure our security, who can? Goa has a history of being a safe state for women, but that boast is being lost under the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) rule."
It is shocking that @goacm is blaming parents for allowing their children to venture out in the night claiming that it is not safe. If state govt can't assure us our security, who can give it?Goa has a history of being safe state for women, that tag is being lost in @BJP4Goa rule— Rohan Khaunte (@RohanKhaunte) July 28, 2021
Two 14-yo girls gang-raped in Goa. Four men, one of them a government employee (a driver with the agriculture department), posed as policemen and raped the two girls. Meanwhile, the CM of Goa (also the HM) says it was parents fault who allowed the girls to be out at night.— Zoya Rasul (@zoyarasul) July 29, 2021
Goa CM blaming the adolescent r@pe victim's parents for allowing her to stay out at night is another instance of victim blaming. Secondary victimisation is typical of patriarchal mindset where the onus of "staying safe" is on the victims & the perpetrators are spared !— Katyusha (@Indian10000000) July 29, 2021