Girls wearing ripped jeans showing their knees is a case of “bad example” being set for the children by their parents, says newly-appointed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. Speaking at a workshop on substance abuse, Singh said wearing of ripped jeans leads to societal breakdown, reported Times of India.
The workshop was organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun.
“Kainchi se sanskaar (culture by scissors) — showing bare knees, wearing ripped denim and looking like rich kids — these are the values being given now. Where is this coming from, if not at home? What is the fault of teachers or schools? Where am I taking my son, showing his knees and in tattered jeans? Girls are no less, showing their knees. Is this good?,” the chief minister was quoted as saying by the daily.
He said while the western world follows us doing yoga and covering their body properly, we run towards nudity. Singh lamented that such behaviour is leading to substance abuse or consumption of drugs.
Singh went on to say that he was once shocked to meet a woman, who ran an NGO, wearing ripped jeans. “If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to the society, to our kids?,” he asked.