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Mar 08, 2013 at 08:32pm IST

Congress MP K Sudhakaran says he is scared of mingling with women

Kannur: Known for making controversial comments, Congress MP K Sudhakaran was at it again on International Women's Day on Friday, stating that under the prevailing situation it was difficult for men to move around without being scared of women.

"Really, really I am afraid. I respect women, but under the laws, men are at the receiving end," he said while addressing a meeting organised by the Congress' women's wing.

"If a woman says she is looked at (by men) or a finger pointed at her, or (he) sits beside her, that is enough (for a man to land him in trouble). There is no need for proof, no need for witness," he added.

Scared of mingling with women: Cong MP Sudhakaran

The leader said that a man can land in trouble by looking at or pointing fingers at a woman.

Ironically, Sudhakaran's speech left the audience, mostly comprising women, in peals of laughter. The Congress leader also said every law should have a purpose or meaning. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Mahila Congress leaders, including its state president Bindu Krishna were present at the meeting.

Recently, Sudhakaran's adverse comments on the victim of Suryanelli gangrape case had evoked sharp reactions. A former state minister, he had said during a visit to Muscat that he supported the views of Justice Basant, who was one of the two judges who acquitted the 35 accused in the Suryanelli case.

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