Hyderabad Police on Wednesday filed a case actor Siddharth for allegedly making derogatory feedback in opposition to Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal on Twitter.
In a telephonic dialog, KVM Prasad, Extra DCP, Cyber Crime Wing, Detective Division, Hyderabad stated, ” A girl named Prerna approached Cyber Crime Wing and lodged a grievance in opposition to actor Siddharth for his sexist remarks in opposition to shuttler Saina Nehwal on Twitter.”
The police official stated that the premise of the grievance a case has been registered beneath Sections 509 of the Indian Penal Code and 67 of Info Expertise Act and an investigation has been taken up. Discover can be served to Siddharth, the extra DCP added.
Siddharth had been engulfed in an argument that erupted after the actor in a Twitter publish on January 6, retweeted a publish by Ms Nehwal by which she had expressed her concern over the safety breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his Punjab go to on January 5.
Varied activists slammed Siddharth over his feedback, calling it “sexist, misogynistic” and demanded that he ought to apologise to Ms Nehwal
The NCW additionally stated that the remark by the actor was “misogynist and outrageous to the modesty of a girl amounting to disrespect and insult to the dignity of girls on social media platforms.”
Subsequently, the actor apologized to Ms Nehwal on Tuesday night time, after receiving criticism for his “impolite joke” directed in direction of the badminton participant.
In an open letter, Siddharth asserted that his ‘phrase play’ and ‘humour’ had no malicious intent.
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