With International Women's Day just around the corner, the abuses in songs and dialogues against women of several Bollywood flicks challenge the sensibility of all women organizations.
As you all are aware of the increasing eve teasing menace, these types of songs add more flavour to it which is very humiliating to the women in general. Songs like Khasmanu Khani……. Marjani…..Marjani, Bhutni Keetc. are some examples.
On 18.02.2009 a PIL was filed in the Allahabad High Court and a Protest was staged by us, the members of Mahila Manch/ Sakhi Kendra against the song Khasmanu Khani Marjani( from Billu Barber). The literal meaning of this song is "a woman, who is the cause of the death of her husband, should die". These types of songs catch the fantasy of children, adolescents and adults et all.
In a country like India, a woman who sacrifices her entire life, prays and keeps fasts for the long life of her husband can really be the cause of the death of her husband!!! Could she really eat her husband??? How come these types of derogatory abuses are made on women??? Where is the so called morale Brigade gone??? We protested against the Producer, Director, Lyricist, Singers of Billu Barber and Censor Board who through such abusive songs indirectly ill treat women.
Memorandumhas been sent to the President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister, U.P., Mrs Renuka Chaudhary, Minister WCD, Shri Prakash jaiswal,,Minister of State, Home Affairs, and, National Women's Commission.
We hope that the Censor Board will be able to understand its role and responsibility and will not pass these types ofsongs in movies in future using derogatory languages against women.