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Wear purdah, avoid rape: Adheenam

DC | 31st Dec 2012
Ma­du­­rai Adheenam
Ma­du­­rai Adheenam

Thanjavoor: The pontiff of Madurai mutt, Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, popularly known as Ma­du­­rai Adheenam, has ap­pe­­aled to women to imp­ose self-discipline and we­ar purdah, like Muslim wo­men, while going out to avoid becoming victims of rape.

Expressing concern over the increased number of sexual assault on women in the country, the Ma­durai Adheenam called for enactment of more stringent laws to curb sexual assaults on women.

“Women should refrain from wearing obscene dr­e­­s­­ses in the garb of fashion. They should we­ar dr­e­s­­ses that would cover their body completely, and exhibit their body on­ly to their wedded husbands,” he told mediaper­s­o­ns here on Saturday wh­i­le passing on his gratuit­o­us advice to women on the­ir safety in public places..

His views met with stiff protest from many sections of people in the sta­te, including the Marxist D. Pandian, CPI secretary, who came down heavily on the Adheenam for airing such medieval views on safety of women folk.

Touching upon several issues at the media meet, Adheenam also appealed to the Central and state governments to take measures to bring back Sri Lankan Tamils languishing in camps there, settle them along with Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu and provide them Indian citizenship.

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Suneeta's picture
by Suneeta (not verified) on
Instead of listening to these medieval misogynists and losing peace of mind, its now time that they be given such treatment that would make them think a hundred times before posing naked in front of the camera and asking females to cover themselves from head to toe. They must undergo the first-hand experience of having to cover their faces to avoid acid-attacks, to suffocate themselves for life, to avoid rapes, and yet be raped from relatives and outsiders alike.
syed Ahmed Ali's picture
by syed Ahmed Ali (not verified) on
He or any human like him is not any time of rape victim
Sandeep Pandey's picture
by Sandeep Pandey (not verified) on
Seems Suneeta is not at all interested in covering up herself. There was a period in India when heavy movements were conducted for not giving permission for the women to cover her bossoms. Now Indian women like these are conducting movements for asking them to coverup themselves. Kya zamaana aaga bhai!
Ebrahim's picture
by Ebrahim (not verified) on
THE ABOVE QUOTES ARE TRUE BY WHICH WE CAN PROTECT OUR MOTHER,WIFE & SISTERS.
Talha SiddiBapa's picture
by Talha SiddiBapa (not verified) on
Day By day people are realizing the truth about Islam that it is the religion of wisdom & the laws given by the lord are the best laws for Humanity
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by Karthi Jayaraman (not verified) on
This guy neither he is religious nor has any common sense. These kind of people are more dangerous than the rapists...spreading the idea of chauvinism.
Akkos's picture
by Akkos (not verified) on
There it is again... yet another fool teaching us "dont GET raped" and not "dont rape".
Trend's picture
by Trend (not verified) on
I studied in my 2 grade a good proverb which goes like "Prevention is better than cure". Don't you agree? If you don't agree, there is another one which goes like "Stay naked and GET F.......ed". The choice is yours!!!
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by Rapist Vigilante (not verified) on
What absolute rot. It's 2013, folks. A fully covered woman is also one who can't see a predator approaching from behind or run fast enough to escape. I'm sure it's also quite challenging to find one's way through all the drapery to grab the all important chilli powder or pepper spray defense!
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by Zama Khan Mohammed (not verified) on
Well People don't like following Rules and Regulations set by Almighty Creator, and end up in situations like the current situation in Delhi and rest of India. Men are inclined towards Women, and Men have power to overcome Women in terms of Strength, I am not being Male chauvinist here, but stating a reality. Women are weak and their beauty is in shyness and humbleness and thus Male take advantage of women in many cases. And what is the solution to this problem? Just changing Men or Changing the whole community?? This problem of rapes can only be solved by changing whole community, and thus both Men and Women have to CHANGE. Men have to lower their gaze as mentioned in Quran, and women needs to cover so that they do not become prey for the men. This is the beauty of Islam, and this is why Islam is being accepted by most Women all over the world. I had my elder sister studying in Saudi Arabia, and she had some Christian Classmates. (All women have to wear Pardah in Saudi Arabia). This girl when she went for vocations to India, felt unsafe without Pardah and saw the advantages of Pardah system in Saudi Arabia, where every women is obliged to cover her body. I would suggest the women of India, to not oppose the system of covering their body and that they first accept the teaching of Islam about pure worship to ONE GOD alone, without ascribing any Partners to him, and using your own mind to create a GOD rather than understanding GOD through the message of GOD.
syed Ahmed Ali's picture
by syed Ahmed Ali (not verified) on
Behind every bitter words the truth is hidden like a shiny sword
Ayaz Ali Khan's picture
by Ayaz Ali Khan (not verified) on
Very well expressed !!! May Allah bless you for that !!! Hope that we Indians understand the practicality of Islam and adopt it in our lives.
Anonymous's picture
by Anonymous (not verified) on
Hats off Mr. Khan, Very well explained..
AS BEG's picture
by AS BEG (not verified) on
Never thought of such a reply!
Abhisheks9's picture
by Abhisheks9 (not verified) on
@Talha SiddiBapa Day by day people are getting infected with disease called Islam, like bad apple contaminating all others.
ahamed's picture
by ahamed (not verified) on
that disease will help from all other bad diseases....day by day necessity of islam is increasing
syed Ahmed Ali's picture
by syed Ahmed Ali (not verified) on
Dont worry when ever if U involved any kind of deceases like bleedy piles or any kind of cancer ,Islam is available for all around the world
Countit's picture
by Countit (not verified) on
Day by day people are getting enlightened by the facts of Islam like the one Madurai aadheenam has said and are turning towards truth. Seek the truth and the TRUTH shall Free you.
Afeef's picture
by Afeef (not verified) on
People who oppose such advice saying, why don't you tell the men to change their behaviour, are fools. Where do you want the world to head? That women should be able to go out naked and yet receive no attention? Do you want to live in a world where men don't have natural inclinations towards women? Men are naturally attracted to women... and some can control and some are misguided who are impatient and commit such acts. But why don't you realize that had you worn modest clothing, you'd cut out most of the titillation? By doing that you'd have minimized risks. Not saying well covered females don't get raped. But I hope you understand my point. If you didn't, then pray that you realize.
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by Anonymous14 (not verified) on
He himself needs to cover up first and stop appearing like a woman despite being a man. What he admonishes is right . But for those women who are not covering , Every one should come up to protect them as they are much vulnerable to some lusty t**** who cannot control themselves . If you have humanity you will not rape ur sister or mother or let be raped if god forbid they is not covering herself.
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by syed Ahmed Ali (not verified) on
Advices like swany before also by a senior IPS , Center Minister s/o Pres.of India & more , its all in respect of only such wise good charecter,innocent lady's Girls & baby's , all types of women suffering but not for all categaries
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by fayaz (not verified) on
Now ppl are realizing importance hijab. . . . Its a protection for a women . This is how we should be valuing our woma. . . . . Just like we keep our gold,cash in locker, woman is such a valuable thing which has to be kept safely. . . .
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by Jadeboy (not verified) on
I am surprised that such a statement from the head of religious institution has gone without due condemnation. It shows the regressive mindsets of this patriarchal society. Also, I am quite disappointed with the comments of a couple of readers who have take this opportunity to bring in religious one-upmanship to the debate. Wisdom does not lie in covering up, it lies in enlightenment and education esp. of the males in our society on how they will treat their women. Wisdom lies in recognising that the onus of good behaviour is always with the stronger of the two sexes. By saying that women should cover up to avoid rape, the pontiff seems to explicitly condone males for sexual transgressions thus conveying a message that it is OK if a male does rape because the women did not cover up 'adequately'.
Anonymous's picture
by Anonymous (not verified) on
Well said.. I second each and every word..
MOHAMMED  ABDUL  HAQUE's picture
by MOHAMMED ABDUL... (not verified) on
There is never a new fashion. The present is an old one. TRUTH ALWAYS RISES..........The more you try to bury it, the more it rises.
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by Zain Alabedin (not verified) on
We appeal to 'Sangha Parivar' (BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal) to listen to Gurudev, Ma­du­­rai Adheenam and stop hate campaign and injecting venom towards Muslims.
chandra22's picture
by chandra22 (not verified) on
First muslims stop hate campaign against Hindus and their beliefs first learn to respect beliefs outside Islam there is no rule to follow islam by all people change your mind set, and criticize hindu organisations
ashhad's picture
by ashhad (not verified) on
Muslims do not hate any religion,the above disscusion was all about the system that the county should not be against hijab(body covering) the best option for the women to get safe from these type of crimes. If a person can't even look upon a girl, then how can he thought of teasing a girl. and in islam, the law for the man is that if an unknown woman is walking down , don't even look upon her. i m not telling you to accept islam and also not hating any other religion, i m just saying I thought the best way to stop these type of crimes.
Practical laws's picture
by Practical laws (not verified) on
islam is a practical law - implement It see the result islam means peace. but who destroy peace then laws are very firm to give real justice . rape - death penalty- a henious act whole family suffers for decades. murder - death penalty - IT BEGIN RIVALRY IN FAMILIES. adultery - marital - death penalty bcoz it ruins life of whole family
HonestOne's picture
by HonestOne (not verified) on
Yes he is right! Islam is the right way of doing things and the correct system to follow. By wearing veil women will avoid attention and all sorts of harrassments.
Abdul Rasheed's picture
by Abdul Rasheed (not verified) on
If you follow western culture , then you have to accept western crimes . Because crimes in western countries is most as compared to other countries.
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by mohammed irfan (not verified) on
The objective of covering is not to expose and cause to tempt evil eye on opposite sex. Goood try and benefit. Feel the difference. Dont forget to get more solutions from the creator which you will find in Quran. The book from the lord.
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by IF HIS WISDOM I... (not verified) on
if his wisdom is true then why there are rapes in muslim countries, have some sense about history of crimes against women, women are raped irrespective of what they wear
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by mohammed irfan (not verified) on
You are right. women are raped irrespective of what they wear. Then who is responsible? In islam there is a rule. If married person commits this crime. The lord commands to throw stones on him till his death. If this rule is implemented no one dare to commit his sin....
Azim's picture
by Azim (not verified) on
Honest Pandit, who has no venom against Muslim..i am confuse why most of them oppose to wear modestly is there society!! even it is in there scriptures...and saying why there are rapes in muslim countries...comeon grow up...there are people who do not follow teachings of Islam in Muslim countries and who guarantee the men's lust that's why there is "capital punishment" .
ameer's picture
by ameer (not verified) on
predisposing factors for rape .1.moveis 2alcohol 3improper female dress 4girls travel in odd times odd places
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by Be practical friends (not verified) on
What is the ratio of rape cases in Muslim countries compare to others? Here is the point. Hijab minimizes the risk of these incidents. Its up to the one whether accept or ignore, nobody will force anybody. It is a very practical and great suggestion of Achariya.
Imtiaz Ahmed's picture
by Imtiaz Ahmed (not verified) on
There’s a common dialogue being chirped among people in the Western World these days, which says; “Don't tell me what to wear. Tell men not to rape". It's like saying, “Don’t tell me where to swim. Tell crocodiles not to bite.”
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by The Feminist (not verified) on
Imtiaz...teach dolphins and crocodiles both live in water...dolphins are helpful friendly creatures and crocs are deadly, malicious. U wanna b a croc?
Protector's picture
by Protector (not verified) on
Can you guarantee a naked woman, walking on the streets of not being raped? Even your society is the so modest, you cannot guarantee, because you know that the males will are attracted more towards uncovered woman than a covered woman. But, you can guarantee a woman who is covered from head to toe, that is how Islam protects woman. Understand the difference, brothers.
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by Shahzama Khan /... (not verified) on
Yes ! I am agree. If you follow western culture , then you have to accept western crimes . Because crimes in western countries is most as compared to other countries. Every 45 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
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by Shahzama Khan /... (not verified) on
Yes ! I am agree. If you follow western culture , then you have to accept western crimes . Because crimes in western countries is most as compared to other countries. Every 45 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Day By day people are realizing the truth about Islam that it is the religion of wisdom & the laws given by the lord are the best laws for Humanity
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by Shahzama Khan (not verified) on
Yes, I am agree, If you follow western culture , then you have to accept western crimes . Because crimes in western countries is most as compared to other countries. Every 45 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Day By day people are realizing the truth about Islam that it is the religion of wisdom & the laws given by the lord are the best laws for Humanity
Imtiaz Ahmed's picture
by Imtiaz Ahmed (not verified) on
Islamic law is Practical..First its says to wear Men and Women to be Modest in their behavior, character, Modest Clothings and Dressings, and THEN If rape happens, give the rapist a capital Punisment ( Death )..
Peaceforall's picture
by Peaceforall (not verified) on
Swami says Purdah BJP says death for rape another MP says, no skirts Tell openly ' IMPLEMENT SHARIAH'
ziaULLA's picture
by ziaULLA (not verified) on
Actually they all know that Islam is the ultimate truth, but do not want to admit. It is with statements like this they want everyone to implement SHARIAH.
ashhad's picture
by ashhad (not verified) on
Muslims do not hate any religion,the above disscusion was all about the system that the county should not be against hijab(body covering) the best option for the women to get safe from these type of crimes. If a person can't even look upon a girl, then how can he thought of teasing a girl. and in islam, the law for the man is that if an unknown woman is walking down , don't even look upon her. i m not telling you to accept islam and also not hating any other religion, i m just saying I thought the best way to stop these type of crimes.
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by Paulo (not verified) on
I can´t believe what I am reading. Not only from the main article because I can understand it comes from a person with a centuries old mindset which everybody a little bit more educated should be against, but to see there are so many people around with the same archaic views!!!! How is it possible that religion prevents people from ever evolving??? How can you blame the woman who gets raped when the disease is in the rapist??? Do you really think that a sick person who feels the rush to rape someone will be stopped by a piece of clothe??? How stupid!!!! Instead of thinking forward on how to prevent sick people from committing crimes, on implementing laws that will make people think twice before committing a crime, you are trying to blame the innocent. The criminals will go out on a spree of rapes because they know they are under the protection of religious zealots who will say that it is understandable that they behave like that because the woman was not covered from head to toe! That´s why the world is so fucked up!! Honestly, religion should be banned from schools!!!!
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by Imran1984 (not verified) on
Scenario 1:- A shop is fully closed and locked. A thief can and robbed the shop. Scenario 2:- A shop is well decorated and kept open without guarding it. A thief can and robbed the shop. In both these scenarios thief is the guilty and should be punished. But in scenario 2, everyone will blame the shopkeeper as well because its his duty to guard his shop. Guard ur beauty sisters!!!
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by sven (not verified) on
Can u guaratee a purdah can protect a women going alone in the street,if it is,its ok.All rape cases held in the country are involved by a group of men.They are planned,They are not sexually aroused by seeing any girls,They think to defeat a womens pride rape is the ultimate wepon they can use against a women.Its all about Man dominance over women.Its a criminal mental desease happenning to some men.Its happened again at delhi.Think about the real cause.Do the right thing. Its my thought only,no hurting.

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