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Samajwadi Party leader Firoz Khan gets NCW notice over sexist remarks against Jaya Prada

The National Commission For Women Strongly Condemns Such Irresponsible And Disparaging Views From Persons Holding Responsible Positions, The Notice Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 28 Mar 2019, 06:06:05 PM
Making derogatory remarks against former Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada, Firoz Khan said that she would 'enthral the people of Rampur'. (File Photo: PTI)


The National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice to Samajwadi Party leader Firoz Khan seeking an explanation from him for his sexist comment against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this week. The BJP has fielded her from Rampur constituency, where Akhilesh Yadav-led party has fielded senior leader Azam Khan.

Making derogatory remarks against former Samajwadi Party MP Jaya, Khan said that she would "enthral the people of Rampur".

"Rampur ki shaamein rangeen ho jaayengi ab jab chunavi mahual chalega (Rampur's evenings will turn colourful in this election season)," Mr Khan was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

Taking strong note of his remarks, the NCW has now asked him to explain.

"The remarks are not only sexist but also extremely offensive, unethical and shows disrespect towards the dignity of women in general,” said NCW under secretary Barnali Shome said while reacting to the media reports.

The Commission strongly condemns such irresponsible and disparaging views from persons holding responsible positions, the notice said.

"You (Khan) are hereby requested to provide a satisfactory explanation to the Commission on the matter on receipt of this letter," the notice said.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2019, 06:04:38 PM