After being slammed for his controversial remark on incidents of women allegedly being molested by groups of men on New Year's eve in Bengaluru, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara now claims his statement was misinterpreted.
He addressed a press conference and said,
My quote about the New Year's eve alleged molestation incident has been interpreted out of context: Karnataka HM G. Parameshwara pic.twitter.com/NOW6f38QUQ— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2017
In a fresh statement to the media, he claimed that this incident shouldn't sabotage the city's reputation with regard to women's safety.
Bengaluru hs always been peaceful for women.Incident's like the one that happened on New Year must not bring bad name to Bengaluru-K'taka HM pic.twitter.com/wipJXEFsgK— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2017
He further stated that steps will be taken to increase the city's safety.
We will increase CCTV installation, will install 5000 CCTVs. Will also increase number of Dial 100 24/7 helplines from 15 to 100: K'tka HM— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2017
He also said that a report would be prepared on the incident
NCW has summoned me, will reply to them. Will also reply to the Governor who has asked for a report: Karnataka HM G. Parameshwara— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2017