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DCW urges EC to action against politicians who make offensive remarks against women

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has written to the Election Commission, urging it to take strict action against politicians who make disparaging comments against women, following SP leader Azam Khan s offensive remarks targeting BJP s Jaya Prada. In its letter to the poll panel, the DCW has suggested that the Model Code of Conduct should be revised to include a provision that no party or individual is allowed to pass gender-based comments or comments that outrage the modesty and integrity of a woman. In case a candidate or member of a political party is found to violate the poll code, he should be barred from contesting the current election, it said. The EC should ensure registration of an FIR and arrest of the individual concerned, if violation of the code is found, the DCW has suggested the poll body. Without naming anybody, Khan had told an election rally in Rampur, ... you got represented (by her) for 10 years. People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of ...


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