NCW asks Twitter India to block actor Siddharth after 'misogynist' tweet against Saina Nehwal
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra to immediately investigate the matter and register FIR under relevant provisions of the law.
New Delhi: The National Commission of Women (NCW) has written to Twitter India asking the micro-blogging site to block actor Siddharth's Twitter account and take appropriate action against him.
In a letter to Twitter India, NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said the comment by actor Siddharth on the post of ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was "misogynist and outrageous to the modesty of a woman amounting to disrespect and insult to dignity of women on social media platforms."
The letter further stated that the Commission condemns lewd and inappropriate remark made by the actor and has taken suo moto cognisance in the matter.
The NCW chairperson has also written to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra to immediately investigate the matter and register FIR under relevant provisions of the law.
NCW has sought "prompt and strict" action against actor Siddharth for using indecent language for women on social media.
Actor Siddharth has been facing backlash from netizens for his "sexist and derogatory" post on Twitter on badminton player Saina Nehwal.
On January 5, Nehwal had written a post on Twitter that read, "No nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists. #BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi."
The tweet came on the day when there was a 'security breach' in Punjab when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's was in the state to lay foundation stone of several developmental projects.
Retweeting Nehwal's post, the Rang De Basantiactor on the next day wrote, "Subtle cock champion of the world Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna."
A slew of social media users hit out at the actor for his "sexism". Today, Siddharth responded to the outrage with another post in which he tried to clarify his stance.
""COCK & BULL" That's the reference. Reading otherwise is unfair and leading! Nothing disrespectful was intended, said or insinuated. Period." he tweeted on Monday.