Dr Kanwaljeet Dhillon, an activist of the Chandigarh unit of the Punjab Istri Sabha, said that women bore the brunt of domestic violence not because they were intolerant but because of the insensitive behaviour of men. She said Landran's views reflected her feudal, patriarchal mindset.
Members of the women's group said that Landran should immediately render a public apology for her remarks. They appealed to the government not to give such important posts to "petty politicians". "These posts should be given to those who have struggled for the rights of women," Dhillon said.