New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamata Sharma on Tuesday termed as extremely unfortunate the 'sexist' remark made by Sriprakash Jaiswal, saying the Union Coal Minister should apologise to the women of the country.
Terming Jaiswal's comment to be extremely rude and abusive, Sharma said that she would be writing to the Congress High Command and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.
"The comment made by him is very rude and abusive. He has said this about the entire women of this country. It is extremely unfortunate that somebody makes such a comment after reaching such a high-level. I just can't understand his comparison of jeans to a woman. This is wrong and we will be writing to the High Command in this regard," said Sharma.
"We will also write to the Prime Minister and request him to ensure that leaders do not make such untoward remarks," she added.
Sharma further said Jaiswal should apologise to the women of the country for having made such indecent remark.
"He should apologise to the women of the country.... and he should not make such comments in the future. Making such comments for half of the nation's population is extremely wrong. We will not issue a notice, but we will be writing to the High Command and the Prime Minister," she added.
Meanwhile, the angry women burnt Jaiswal's effigy in Kanpur and blackened his face in the poster over his comment against the feminine gender.
The Coal Minister while talking of India's victory against archrivals in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup at a cultural event in Kanpur compared victory with a new marriage, saying there is no fun left when the two get old.
"India won and people got excited.... 'Nai nai jeet aur nai nai shaadi iska apna mehatva hota hai. Jaise Jaise samay beetega jeet puraani ho jaayegi. Jaise Jaise samay beetta hai patni puraani ho jaati hai. Wo mazaa nahi aata hai'," he said. (ANI)