Indian political party distributes knives to women – More proof the Country in just a “Basket Case”

A far-right political party in India is distributing thousands of knives to women in Mumbai to help them protect themselves after a fatal gang rape last month alarmed the country.

Shiv Sena, a party with a reputation for intimidation and unrest, began handing out the weapons to women at a function on Wednesday on the birthday of the group’s late founder Bal Thackeray, who died in November.

“The way you cut vegetables, cut the hand of the person who touches you the same way,” local party official Ajay Chowdhary told supporters, saying women should keep the seven-centimetre blades in their purses.

The party intends to distribute 21,000 of the knives across Maharashtra state, their main base, of which Mumbai is the capital.

Read More – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-25/indian-political-party-distributes-knives-to-women/4483076

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