Guwahati: In the backdrop of Guwahati molestation case, NCW (National Commission for Women) has once again courted controversy when its president Mamata Sharma said that girls were free to put on any dress they liked and it was not proper to thrust any unwanted dictat that encroaches upon their freedom.

She further said, girls themselves should take care of their dressing sense. Indian women should opt for dresses which are suitable for Indian condition.

The Chairperson’s statement comes a day after she first stated that girls should not raise their eyebrows on being called sexy. Remarkably NCW had removed Alka Lamba from her post for revealing the identity of the rape victim in the molestation case.

NCW chairperson is likely to meet state’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as well as the rape victim during her tour of Guwahati. In an interview given to an English Daily, she had said that such a dictat is meaningless given the fact that girls are not free to put any dress even after more than 50 years of India’s freedom.

But she went on to say that girls themselves should take care of their dresses and moreover they should put on such clothes which were comfortable and were also liked by all. She further said that girls should seek lesson from Guwahati incident and shouldn’t ape the western countries.

JPN\ Bureau