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NCW issues notice to Azam Khan over his remarks against Jaya Prada

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Monday strongly condemned the extremely derogatory remarks made by against and issued a show cause notice to him.

Citing reports, the NCW said the alleged remarks made by him were "offensive, unethical and show disrespect towards dignity of women.

The Commission strongly condemns such irresponsible and disparaging comment on the matter. You are required to provide a satisfactory explanation to the Commission on the matter, NCW Under said in the notice.

on Sunday termed Khan's below-the-belt remarks against the as "extremely disgraceful".

Reacting to Khan's alleged remarks, she tweeted that the NCW would also be requesting the to bar him from contesting elections.

Sharma took cognisance of another tweet by an user, who had uploaded a video of the SP leader's purported jibe.

The video of making the "abusive" remarks was doing rounds on various

The tweet, which the NCW took note of quoted as saying, "ke neeche ka underwear Khaki rang ka hai."

Khan allegedly made the remarks while addressing a poll campaign rally at Rampur, which goes to polls on April 23 along with a total of 115 constituencies across 15 states in the third phase of the elections.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 11:30 IST