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NCW Chief Rekha Sharma Under Fire After Old Sexist Tweets Resurface

The regressive and sexist tweets by Rekha Sharma have now led to calls of her resignation from the post of NCW chairman. 

Rekha Sharma, the chairman of the National Commission for Women (NCW), has come under heavy fire after some Twitter users dug out her old sexist tweets. Sharma has eventually deleted most of these tweets and locked her Twitter profile. Now, the Twitter profile of Sharma is private and reads “the tweets are protected”.

The chief of the apex body for women has been massively criticised for her old tweets making fun of women,  cracking jokes on politicians, including PM Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.

The old tweets started resurfacing on Twitter after Rekha Sharma met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai on Tuesday and discussed the “rise” in ‘love jihad’ cases in the state among other issues.

The regressive and sexist tweets by Rekha Sharma have now led to calls of her resignation from the post of NCW chairman.

“Why hide your cheap and misogynistic tweets now @sharmarekha? The BJP govt should hang its head in shame. The rapists supporting govt also endorses a misogynist as the head of the @NCWIndia. Under BJP, India truly has become no country for women. #SackRekhaSharma” the youth Congress handle tweeted.

What’s the point of hiding your tweets now? Cannot believe that the Chairperson of India’s National Commission for Women is so deeply misogynistic and regressive! What action will NCW take against Rekha Sharma‘s vile tweets? #SackRekhaSharma,” said Ruchira Chaturvedi, the national convenor of Congress’ social media.

Another Twitter user said: “If we have someone as vile, misogynistic, biased and regressive as Rekha Sharma at top post of women’s commission, the crime against women is bound to shoot up. No wonder we are where we are in terms of women safety. Absolutely shameful!!!!”

 

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