NEW DELHI: India’s Communist Party of India (CPI) senior leader Atul Kumar Anjan has blamed Bollywood actor and former porn star Sunny Leone and her contraceptives advertisement for the rising rape cases in India, TheNewsTribe.com learnt from Indian media.
Addressing to a rally in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Anjan not only blamed the 34 year old Leone for rising rape cases but also of promoting porn in the country.
“Now there is an advertisement with her (Leone), have you seen it? She is lying down…and a man comes to her. (They show the advertisement) in the morning, at night…an advertisement for condoms, it is such a dirty and horrific advertisement that develops your sexuality and destroys your sensibility,” he told a cheering crowd.
“If such advertisements for condoms appear in the country’s TV channels and newspapers, then incidents of rape will increase. It needs to be stopped,” Anjan added.
Backlash against CPI statement
Women’s groups slammed the comments as ignorant as a backlash against Anjan spiralled on social media in India.
“Comrade – rape is caused by men’s sense of entitlement and lack of concern for women’s autonomy and consent. Not by pornography, naked women or any other ‘provocation’,” women’s activist Kavita Krishnan posted on her Facebook page.