Published On : Thu, Jul 14th, 2016

Rape remark: Salman refuses to apologise, says NCW has no jurisdiction

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Mumbai/Nagpur:
Salman Khan refuses to apologise to the Maharashtra Commission for Women over his rape remark. Salman replies to the National Commission for Women saying it does not have the jurisdiction to take up the case.

The National Commission for Women has issued summons to the actor over his rape remark.

The National Commission for Women had issued fresh summons to the actor and asked him to appear before the NCW on July 8, which the actor did not.

The actor had replied to the NCW’s previous notice on his rape analogy but remained unapologetic. Stating that Salman’s reply was “not apologetic in tenor”, NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said that the panel would now explore legal options.

The controversy was triggered when, in an interview to a magazine, Khan used the rape analogy to refer to his gruelling shooting schedule for his latest film. “When I used to walk out of the ring after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight,” the actor had said.

The NCW had issued a suo motu notice, asking Khan to tender a public apology within five days or risk being summoned to the NCW office. The notice condemned his “objectionable, offensive and irresponsible comments with respect to the dignity of women”.