A teacher in Kerala has raked up a controversy with his remarks that women who dress like guys wind up “offering birth to transgenders.” Rajith Kumar, a Botany teacher, made the strange remarks throughout an awareness class for trainees in Kerala’s Kasaragod, reported PTI.
“Women who wear jeans and shirts and dress like guys, give birth to kids called transgender. There are over 6 lakh transgenders in Kerala,” he stated while dealing with a gathering. He also included that only those couples give birth to “great children” who “live their lives as males and females.” He also said that children of moms and dads who are not of good character end up being “autistic and suffer from spastic paralysis.”
Media reports suggest that this is not the first time that the teacher’s remarks have actually developed an outrage. Previously, he had actually made disparaging remarks against lady trainees while resolving them at a women’s college in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, following which a trainee had actually booed him and strolled out in demonstration.
The state government has prepared to take a legal action versus Kumar and he likewise faces the possibility of being barred from appearing at the government-sponsored awareness classes in schools and colleges. Implicating Kumar of propagating superstitious notion and making anti-women remarks, Health Minister K Shylaja said, “Rajith Kumar has actually not withdrawn his questionable declarations so far. The government is mulling initiating legal action versus him.”
Last month, Jouhar Munavvir, another teacher from Kerala was slammed for making misogynistic remarks about female students. Munavvir, discussing the dressing style in college during a counselling session had said, “I am the teacher of Farook College where 80 percent students are ladies, a bulk amongst whom are Muslims. Think about it. The ladies wear purdah however wear leggings within. This is today’s design. They bring up the purdah, showing the leggings to the world. Do not even talk about muftah. They do not even use the muftah. They wrap a shawl around with some 32 steps and 25 pins. That’s the design, exposing the chest. One of the body parts that male is extremely brought in to is a female’s bosom. That’s why it needs to be covered. However our women reveal a part of their bosom. Like how we slice a melon open and see the ripe part inside. This style of wearing the muftah is not Islamic.” The professor had actually been booked under Section 354, 509(a) of the Indian Penal Code.