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Get well soon, Mr DIG

Young Delhi is outraged at Saharanpur deputy inspector general (DIG) Satish Kumar Mathur’s remarks that support honour killing of young girls, and advises immediate medical help to him

entertainment Updated: May 11, 2012 01:32 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

Young Delhi is outraged at Saharanpur deputy inspector general (DIG) Satish Kumar Mathur’s remarks that support honour killing of young girls, and advises immediate medical help to him.

The DIG was on Tuesday caught on camera telling the father of a minor girl, who is suspected to have eloped or been abducted, “If your daughter has eloped then you should be ashamed and end your life. I would’ve killed my sister if she had eloped, or would’ve committed suicide.”

Activists, professors and youngsters are livid. “It shows lack of education. I am worried about his family,” says Pramada Menon, a women’s rights activist. “A man in uniform is a protector. Instead of extending support, he made a very insensitive remark. He should be brought to book immediately,” says activist Nafisa Ali.

Is Bakshi, principal of Delhi University’s Dyal Singh college, says, “For a person at such a high post, this statement is uncalled for. He even took it personally; this clearly shows his lack of understanding.” “It’s absolute gibberish ... he should see a shrink,” says Preeti Prabhakar, a student of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Bollywood does not seem forgiving either. “What’s with the DIG in UP and his Neanderthal-like attitude? I give him no stars in my review,” tweeted filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar. “Comparing him to the Neanderthal man was wrong. I apologise, unequivocally, to the Neanderthals,” he added.

Jeans ‘indecent’? Meanwhile, another official, Haryana’s women & child development minister Geeta Bhukkal has invited wrath for calling jeans “indecent”: n Why are they questioning women’s dress code n not men’s attitude towards women?!: Ankit, on Twitter n And it continues. Does India need a shrink? RT - Dress code in Haryana? Women barred from wearing jeans, T-shirts 2office: Kaveri.

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