Land mafia and misogyny: Dr. Rati Rao E.
At the critical juncture of corona pandemic, the social contradictions are becoming more apparent. In this context an ongoing controversy raging in Mysuru over the issue of land grab by politician Sa Ra Mahesh, a former MLA, is a pointer. It has taken a misogynist ugly turn. He challenged that if any of the charges are proved against him, he will take retirement from politics. But, if the former Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rohini Sindhuri is proved wrong, then she has to go back to Andhra Pradesh and 'confine to be a cook in her Kitchen, looking after children'. A sexist remark on IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri indeed! This former DC has instituted enquiry into the illegality pertaining to the land issue on the nexus of land mafia, politicians and MUDA (Mysuru Urban Development Authority) chairperson H.V. Rajeev and this is not acceptable by this nexus! Misogynistic statement of MLA Sa.Ra. Mahesh facing land grabbing charges shows his patriarchal mindset. He talks of four walls of