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KWC registers case against Cong leader over 'anti-women' video

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Women's Commission (KWC) Wednesdayregistered a case against K Sudhakaran, candidate from Kannur,for sharing a video with "anti women" content on his page.

A suo motu case has been registered against on the basis of

The case was registered as directed by M C Josephine, a release issued by the Commission said.

The video, shared by in the the social media, shows an aged patriarchal man saying it was a mistake to send a woman there (indirectly referring to Parliament), who was educated as a teacher, as she was incapable of getting things done.

had shared the video along with a disclaimer saying it does not refer to any characters, dead or alive, or "those who have made speeches in Parliament."

district is witnessing a replay of fight between veterans of the and the CPI(M).

CPI(M) candidate P K Sreemathi, who is often referred to as Sreemathi teacher, had won the seat last time defeating Sudhakaran with a margin of around 6,500 votes.

Earlier, Sudhakaran had courted controversy over his anti-women remarks while targetting Pinarayi Vijayan.

He had said the had failed to act as a man when it came to running his office and his tenure was worse than that of women.

Meanwhile, Remya Haridas, the candidate from Alathur constituency has moved a local court in Palakkad alleging the "lackadaisical" attitude of police in a case filed by her.

Haridas had filed a case against LDF convenor Vijayaraghavan, who had allegedly made some sexist remarks against her.

Though her statement was taken by police, no further action followed, she said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 14:10 IST