NCW chief Rekha Sharma seeks FIR against Mahva Moitra for her pajama comment, writes to Lok Sabha Speaker

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday took suo motu notice of TMC MP Mahva Moitra's derogatory comments against its chairperson Rekha Sharma and demanded registration of an FIR against her. The NCW chief has also written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on Moitra's alleged remarks during his visit to Hathras.

The development came a day after the TMC leader commented on a video posted on X showing the NCW chairperson's arrival at the stampede site in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh and the controversial “pajama” comment. What did

“The vile remarks are provocative and a violation of the right to dignity of a woman. The commission observed that the remark attracts Section 79 of the Bharatiya Naya Sanhita, 2023,” NCW said in a post on X.

The NCW said it strongly condemned the defamatory remarks and demanded strict action against Moitra.

“An FIR should be registered against Moitra and a detailed action report should be given to the commission within 3 days,” NCW wrote.

Reacting to the NCW's move against him, TMCMP Mahva Moitra said, “Come on Delhi Police. PTake immediate action on lease-in Somoto orders. I am in Nadia if you need me in the next 3 days for immediate arrest. I can hold my umbrella.”

Mehwa Moitra attacked by BJP.

The BJP on Friday slammed TMC MP Mahva Moitra for her comments against NCW chief Rekha Sharma and demanded that she be “sacked” from her party.


Reacting strongly, BJP national spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla termed Moitra's comments on the micro-blogging site as “highly indecent, objectionable and shameful” and said it was “indecent” of the TMC and India Bloc of opposition parties. is the “real face”.

“MP Mehwa Moitra who remained silent during Sandeshkhali, Chopra Talabani flogging and remained silent on Swati Maliwal, now makes hateful comments on women and that too NCW chief,” he alleged.

The BJP spokesperson also targeted the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the TMCMP's comments and asked, “Are Priyanka Vadra, Rahul Gandhi, (Mallikarjun) Khargeji, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Chaturvedi , will AAP call it?” Will Mamata Didi act on them, just like she kept quiet on Sandishakhli and (lashing of a couple) in Chopra (West Bengal),” he added.

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