Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s recent comments on ripped jeans and how it is breaking societal norms has become a controversial conversation. Recently veteran actress and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan has slammed the statement.
On Tuesday, CM Rawat was present at the workshop organized for the protection of child rights in Dehradun by the Uttarakhand State Commission. Where he talked about substance abuse.
While recalling an encounter with a woman wearing distressed denims in a plane he said, “Showing bare knees by wearing ripped jeans just to look like rich kids is the value given now which is just a race towards westernisation when the western world today are following us. Ripped jeans pave the way for societal breakdown and is a bad example parents set for children.”
Reacting on the same Jaya Bachchan said to a news agency, “Those in higher posts must think and make public statements. You say such things in today’s times, you will decide who’s cultured and who’s not based on clothes? It’s bad mindset and encourages crimes against women.”
Now women all across the nation are running #RippedJeansTwitter on social media and slamming the CM’s statement.