The movie ‘Anarkali’ (1953) starring Bina Rai as Anarkali and Pradeep Kumar as Prince Salim, and also the movie ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1962) with Madhubala as Anarkali and Dilip Kumar as Salim, are a must-see, whatever our findings about the truth of Anarkali. He was a direct descendant of Timur on his father’s side and of Chenghis Khan on his mother’s side.Two mass murderers for ancestors could have made Emperor Babur very proud.The issue is compounded, and gains more legitimacy when those in leadership positions engage in such disgusting behavior. Sexists comments and repulsive behavior have been the fall of many a politician or public official.
And then we have America’s ex Congressman, Anthony Weiner, who resigned his seat following reports that he had sent sexually inappropriate messages to several women.
A later attempt to run for Mayor of New York City was defeated when more reports of his sexting emerged.
The woman, who obviously, did not think much of participating in such banter, finally ended up the victim.
A female City Parks worker in Toronto complained that a colleague had become aggressive and begun to unzip his pants following an inappropriate comment she made.
If they aspire to be the future leaders of Sri Lanka, they need to learn that women must be treated with dignity.