NCW Seeks Maharashtra DGP Action On Siddarth For Tweet On Saina Nehwal

Mumbai: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has condemned actor Siddharth’s Twitter post on badminton player Saina Nehwal, saying it is derogatory and anti-women.

In a letter, NCW has urged DGP Maharashtra to take action against the same. The commission in its notice has asked to register an FIR against the actor while asking the police to investigate the matter further. Also Read: Siddharth Accused Of ‘Sexist’ Tweet On Saina, Says ‘Nothing Disrespectful Intended’

Sidharth took to Twitter to reply to Nehwal’s tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security breach, which happened in Punjab last week.

However, Siddharth went on to write a distasteful comment saying, “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.”


“The Commission condemns such lewd and inappropriate remarks made by actor Siddharth and requires you, to immediately investigate the matter and register FIR under the aforementioned provision of Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Information Technology Act, 2000 along-with other relevant provisions of the law. The Police must take prompt and strict action against such persons using indecent language for women on social media,” the Commission said.

The Commission said that Siddharth’s tweet invited Section 354A of the Indian Penal Code, which covers Sexual Harassment and Punishment for Sexual Harassment in addition to Section 67 of The Information Technology Act, 2000 for Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.

Reacting to the same, Nehwal said, “Ya I’m not sure what he meant. I used to like him as an actor but this was not nice. He can express himself with better words but I guess it’s Twitter and you remain noticed with such words and comments. If the security of the PM of India is an issue then I’m not sure what is secure in the country.”

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