A Member of Parliament from Karnataka India triggered controversy on International Women’s Day, scolding a woman for not wearing a bindi as a mark of her marital status. K Muniswamy, the MP Kolar, was visiting a fairground in Kolar district and was taking a look at stalls where clothes were on sale when during his rounds, he stopped at a particular stall and asked the vendor whether her husband was alive.
“What’s your name? Why is there no bindi on your forehead? Your stall named Vaishnavi? Wear bindi on your forehead. Your husband is alive, isn’t it?” he told the woman.
The exchange was caught on camera and the video was widely circulated, eliciting sharp responses from many. The timing of the incident — International Women’s Day — added to the outpouring of anger and criticism on social media. Many commented on the tone and tenor of the MP. Others questioned why he was not following his own advice – NDTV
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