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Subramanian Swamy backs Mahesh Sharma's remark against night outs by girls

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has backed Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's remark against night outs by girls saying 'wild binging is unacceptable for both women and men as the Indian culture suggests
India TV News Desk September 20, 2015 13:04 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has backed Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's remark against night outs by girls saying 'wild binging is unacceptable for both women and men as the Indian culture suggests people to be early risers'.

"What Mahesh Sharma is saying correctly is that there is a difference between modernisation and westernisation. This whole idea of night out for women is against the culture, but even for men it is against our culture," Swamy said today.

"Our culture says you should wake up at 4 am in the morning. If you are going to have a night out, how can you wake up at 4 am?" Swamy added.

He said that the 'westernisation has not made the society in America or Europe happy'.

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"In fact, they all are coming here to our swamyjis ashrams to learn how to be happy," he said, adding that "We should have a simpler life rather than these binges of wildness during weekends. We should modernise but we should not westernize."

He also blamed media for twisting Sharma's remark.

Sharma recently stoked controversy when he said that girls wanting a night out is not acceptable in Indian culture.

"Girls wanting a night out may be all right elsewhere but it is not part of Indian culture," Sharma said.