Outraging over the remarks made by Union Minister Mahesh Sharma, the social media took out their pitch forks and started chastising the BJP minister. Sahil Tripathi, an open-minded dad who identifies himself as “liberal” and “modern”, has strongly condemned these statements.
“These views are the type of regressive and patriarchal mentality we can only expect from the BJP. We live in a modern society, so of course 14-year-old girls who are not my daughter should be allowed for night outs.”
“India has come a long way from being a male dominant society, women here now have equal rights, we have modern values.
“I say that every teenage girl who I do not know and is in no way related to me should go for a night out to protest against such remarks.”
On being questioned about the safety of night-time endeavours, Mr. Tripathi said that there is plenty of security at night for women who do not have any kind of relationship with him.
“Parents should not worry about dangers of night life, they should trust that a 14-year-old girl has the capacity to make wise decisions, I therefore urge every parent who is not me to send their daughters out at night.”