Khargone: In a shocking reaction to the Delhi gang-rape victim, Dr. Anita Shukla ironically blamed the victim herself for the crime committed; at a seminar in Khargone,M.P. The police department had called for a seminar on the topic, ‘Sensitivity towards women'.
Continuing with her blames she said, ‘Women instigate men to commit such crimes'. She accused the victim of being insensible as she was out of her house after 10 pm. Shukla claimed that if a girl wanders late at night with her boyfriend; such situations are bound to happen.
Ironically, most of the senior officials chose to remain silent in reaction to these comments. Shukla asserted that police cannot give extreme protection to every citizen at all times. She said, ‘The victim should have surrendered when surrounded by six men, at least it could have saved her intestines'.
When Bhaskar contacted her again after the seminar on why she made such insensitive comments, she mentioned that she has her sympathies with the victim. However, women ought to be extremely vigilant and conscientious under extreme circumstances.
Shukla is the Secretary of Lions Club and an agricultural scientist by profession.