Buri cheez na hai, to jo humlogo ne kaha ki agar padh legi ladki aur wo jab shadi hoga ladka ladki me to jo Purush hai wo to roz raat me sardiya hota hai to uske saath karta hai na, to usi me aur paida ho jaata hai aur ladki padh leti hai to ye hamko maaloom tha ki uu karega, theek hai lekin antim me bheetar mat ghusaao, usko bahar kar do aur karta to hai to usi me…aap samajh lijiye, sankhya ghat rahi hai. ~ Nitish Kumar
It’s a bad thing no, that’s why we said that if the girl studies and when the guy and girl will get married, the man will do every night with her especially in winters, that’s why children get born and when the girl studies then she knows that he will do it, that’s fine but during the last moments, do not put it in, take it out and he does it. Do you get it? Population is decreasing. – ~ Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar’s Sexual Remarks – The Vulgarity
These are the words of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. It’s not just a slip of the tongue or a lapse in judgment; it’s a catastrophic failure of decency. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s sexual remarks, in a display of crass insensitivity, have not only demeaned the sanctity of the legislative assembly but also insulted the intelligence and dignity of women. His graphic portrayal of sexual acts in the context of women’s education is not only appalling but a grotesque indicator of the regressive mindset that still plagues parts of our society’s leadership.
Let’s set this straight: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, as Nelson Mandela famously said. But according to Kumar, education for women seems to be merely a tool to navigate marital bedrooms rather than opening up avenues of independence and empowerment. This is not just backward; it is infuriatingly misogynistic.
The Chief Minister’s comments, made in the hallowed halls of the Vidhan Sabha, could have been a robust call for gender equality and the importance of educating our daughters. Instead, it was a lurid and unseemly lesson on coitus interruptus as a means of birth control, reducing the role of an educated woman to controlling the population by ‘withdrawing’ consent at the climax. How did we sink to this nadir where the narrative of women’s education is not about enlightenment but about controlling when and how they might be impregnated?
Nitish Kumar’s Sexual Remarks – The disgraceful simplification
His statements were not merely a disgraceful simplification of the complexities surrounding women’s reproductive rights; they were an overt sexualization of women’s roles in society, served with a side of lewd humor. The laughter that followed, from his accomplices, was the nauseating soundtrack to the degradation of the assembly’s integrity. That women MLAs had to sit through this degrading farce, getting red-faced in embarrassment, only amplifies the disrespect shown.
To equate girl’s education solely with a bizarre form of population control is not just scientifically erroneous but also a deeply troubling societal perspective. Education equips individuals with the power to think, analyze, and make informed choices about their lives. It’s about autonomy, financial independence, and the ability to participate fully in society, not merely about when to conceive.
It is a grim reflection on our society when the leader of a state reduces the conversation about women’s education to a lewd joke. Sex education is vital, but there is a stark difference between education and obscenity. It seems the Chief Minister has failed to grasp this basic understanding.
The speech could have been an opportunity to address the real issues: the gender gap in education, the importance of women in leadership, or the countless benefits that come from educating the girl child. Instead, it reeked of sexism and misplaced priorities.
Nitish Kumar’s Sexual Remarks – PM Modi Hits Back
In a resolute tone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rebuked the derogatory comments made by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Addressing the crowd in Guna, PM Modi highlighted the unacceptable nature of the language used by the leader of the INDI Alliance within the legislative assembly—a place graced by the presence of women, equating it to an outright insult to the dignity of all women. He condemned the silence of the other leaders from the alliance, questioning their inaction and implicitly questioning their commitment to the welfare of women. By stating that those who harbor such disrespectful thoughts towards women cannot possibly contribute positively to their well-being, PM Modi not only disapproved of the distasteful sexual remarks but also set a rhetorical question before the audience, subtly urging them to rethink their support for such leaders and their ideologies.
He said “The leader of the INDI Alliance spoke in the assembly, where mothers and sisters were also present, in such a language that no one can imagine, using foul language. They have no shame. Not just that, not a single leader of the INDI Alliance spoke a word against this insult to our mothers and sisters. Can people who think like this about women do anything good for you?”
As a society, we must demand better from our leaders. The development of any state or country is closely linked to how it treats and educates its women. The sexual remarks by Nitish Kumar are a step back for the cause of women’s education and a stain on the fabric of our collective conscience.
We need to hold our leaders accountable for such regressive rhetoric and ensure that they champion the real virtues of education. Let us raise our voices against such ignorance and insist on respect, dignity, and the rightful place of education in women’s lives—not as a mere tool for controlling population but as a stepping stone to a more equitable and enlightened society.