Mahua Moitra: Delhi Police Lodges FIR Against TMC MP for ‘Derogatory’ Remarks on NCW Chief

Mahua Moitra: Incident Overview

  • Date: July 4
  • Location: Social Media
  • Individuals Involved: Mahua Moitra (TMC MP) and Rekha Sharma (NCW Chief)

The Controversial Remark

On July 4, Mahua Moitra commented on a social media video featuring NCW Chief Rekha Sharma at the site of the Hathras stampede in Uttar Pradesh. The video showed a man holding an umbrella and walking behind Sharma, to which Moitra remarked, “She is too busy holding up her boss’s pajamas.” This post was later deleted by Moitra.

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The Delhi Police’s IFSO unit filed an FIR against Krishnanagar MP and Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra. The charges fall under Section 79 of the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS), pertaining to acts intended to outrage the modesty of a woman.

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Delhi Police lodges FIR against TMC MP Mahua Moitra
Delhi Police lodges FIR against TMC MP Moitra

NCW’s Response

The National Commission for Women (NCW) acted swiftly, demanding an FIR against Moitra. The NCW stated that Moitra’s remarks were crude, outrageous, and violated a woman’s right to dignity. They highlighted that the remark attracted Section 79 of the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, 2023.

“An FIR should be registered against Moitra and a detailed action report should be communicated to the Commission within 3 days,” the NCW asserted.

Moitra’s Response

Responding to the NCW’s post, Moitra wrote:

“Come on Delhi Police please take action immediately on these suo moto orders. Am in Nadia in case you need me in the next 3 days to make a quick arrest. I Can Hold My Own Umbrella.”

In another post, Moitra shared screenshots allegedly from Rekha Sharma’s account, containing similarly crude posts, and asked the Delhi Police to take action against Sharma as well.

Mahua Moitra
Mahua Moitra

This incident highlights the ongoing tensions and conflicts between political figures and institutions, raising questions about the boundaries of acceptable discourse in public and on social media.

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