A video sourced from Shalom TV posted on Facebook shows a Kerala priest saying women who wear jeans, T-shirt and shirts, and arouse men by wearing half-nude attire, should be drowned in the sea. And this is one of the many regressive comments he made.

Vivek Surendran

Kerala priest who wants women wearing jeans and T-shirt drowned in the ocean
In today’s “regressive comments from India” section here’s a priest from Kerala who wants women choosing to wear jeans, T-shirt, shirt — and all men’s attire — to be drowned in the sea.
A video posted on Facebook by user Jasmine PK shows the pastor, in an address, saying that women who arouse men wearing by exposing themselves and wearing men’s attire should be drowned in the sea with rocks tied to their bodies. The video sourced from Shalom TV was posted on February 25 and is now going viral. The original video, however, was posted on YouTube 11 months ago.

For those who don’t, here’s a close translation of his regressive discourse:

“When I go for prayer meetings in some churches, especially during the Holy Mass, I feel like leaving because of some women who I see in front of me. I feel it’s better to kick them out of the church premises.

They will wear jeans, trousers, shirt or T-shirts, and will have a mobile phone in their hands. They wouldn’t even tie their hair. They do this get attention. I don’t know why these “things” come to the church.

Here’s my question to women – “Did the Catholica Church give you permission to wear what men wear?” Okay, let’s keep the church away. Did the Holy Bible give you permission?”

Let me tell you what the Bible says. “Men should not wear women’s clothes, women should not wear men’s clothes. If you do, you disregard god.” Will you get mercy if you go against god and then act in the church as if you’re more devoted than your mother?

Many boys, after prayer meetings, come to me and say, “the moment we get out of the church we see women wearing half-nude clothes. We get aroused and slip into sin”.

Bible verses say, “those who provoke you into sin should be drowned in the depths of the sea, with a rock tied to their bodies.” If you [women] arouse men, you’re the sinner.

The best suited attire for women is ‘churidaar’, but these days, when Satan enters them, women throw away the ‘dupatta’. They walk around without shawls.”



He then says the following –

# After Satan enters women, they alters churidaar.

# After sinning, they come to me and complain that they are not getting married or they are being rejected in interviews.

# I was awkward to see a girl wearing an attire exposing herself when I went to bless a family.

# I saw a case where a girl was impregnated by her own brother and that the brother told him he couldn’t control himself seeing his sister wearing shorts and T-shirt.

# Will girls who provoke own father and brother by wearing such attire be welcomed by god when they come to the church?