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NCW writes to TN DGP looking for motion in opposition to actor Siddharth over tweet in opposition to information anchor

After calling for motion in opposition to Tamil actor Siddharth over his controversial tweet on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, the Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) on Tuesday cognisance of one other tweet by the actor in opposition to a distinguished tv information channel anchor. The Fee has now written to Tamil Nadu DGP looking for “intervention and applicable motion”.
Saying that the tweet was “offensive, unethical’’ and confirmed disrespect in direction of ladies, the NCW stated in a press release stated that it has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter. It added that applicable motion needs to be taken “in opposition to the offender as per provisions of legislation to chorus him from making such form of statements sooner or later”.

The Fee has additional requested the Tamil Nadu Police to tell NCW of the motion taken within the matter.
Earlier, the NCW had written to the Maharashtra DGP calling for motion in opposition to Siddharth. This got here after Union Minister for Girls and Youngster Growth Smriti Irani had spoken in regards to the problem throughout The Indian Categorical e-Adda programme held on Monday.
“Do ladies get explicitly objectified solely by way of one app? No. As I got here to this dialog, I had a world champion, Ms Nehwal, who was demeaned for her political place, no much less by a so-called fashionable actor, a person who would have identified higher. We have to take a look at this problem holistically. Are solely the lads who’re caught those we must be involved about? Or, those that deny a lady the suitable to talk?… Ms Nehwal had a viewpoint. However she was demeaned and objectified. Ought to such males be dropped at justice as effectively?” Irani stated.
Referring to the hate apps which have used doctored pictures to focus on Muslim ladies, Irani stated ladies, no matter their faith, have been attacked on-line and she or he had raised the difficulty with the IT and telecom departments. Instances corresponding to tweets made by Siddharth also needs to be taken into consideration, she stated.
NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma earlier instructed The Indian Categorical that she had been in steady contact with the Delhi Police Cyber Cell, monitoring the progress of investigation into each these apps which have been hosted on GitHub.
“These incidents are very unlucky. It isn’t a matter of Hindu or Muslim ladies. Communities of each religions want to return collectively and shield their ladies. These apps aren’t about hurting one another’s communities, however hurting ladies. The police also needs to not drag its ft in such circumstances,’’ Sharma had stated.
Sharma additional stated that the Fee has held a number of conferences with Twitter, Fb and Google to deal with these points.

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