NCW issues notice to Samajwadi Party leader Firoz Khan, seeks explanation for his 'sexist' remarks against Jaya Prada

The NCW strongly condemned the remarks against Jaya Prada, who joined the BJP on Tuesday after quitting the Samajwadi Party. She will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur seat.

Press Trust of India March 28, 2019 18:54:58 IST
NCW issues notice to Samajwadi Party leader Firoz Khan, seeks explanation for his 'sexist' remarks against Jaya Prada
  • Khan allegedly said that Jaya would enthral the people of Rampur with her 'ghungaroos and thumkas'

  • NCW said that Khan's remarks were not only unethical, but showed disrespect towards the dignity of women in general

  • Jaya Prada, who is a former Samajwadi Party MP joined the BJP on Tuesday

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) Thursday issued a notice to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Firoz Khan and sought an explanation from him for his alleged sexist remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who recently joined the BJP.

NCW issues notice to Samajwadi Party leader Firoz Khan seeks explanation for his sexist remarks against Jaya Prada

File photo of Jaya Prada. AFP

According to media reports, Khan allegedly said that Jaya Prada would "enthral the people of Rampur with her ghungaroos and thumkas".

"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.

Jaya Prada, who is a former Samajwadi Party MP joined the BJP on Tuesday.

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