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Salman Rape Analogy: He should appear before Womens Commission


salman khanIndian Bollywood actor Salman Khan attends the premiere of the Hindi play ‘Begum Jaan’ in Mumbai on July 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / -

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State’s Commission for Women chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar has said that Salman Khan should appear before the State Women’s Commission to clarify his rape remarks.

The actor has been summoned by both the national and state women’s commission on the matter. Rahatkar said it is the commission’s ‘right’ to look into the matter as the actor is a resident of the state. “We have concurrent powers here,” she stressed.

In a letter to the SWC, the actor had said that he does not want duplicity as his case is being heard by both panels. Rahatkar, however, said that the commission refuses to accept the letter. Salman has been asked to appear before the state panel on July 14.

He has already failed to attend two earlier summons one of which was for July 7.

While promoting his film ‘Sultan’ based on a wrestler, the actor had said, “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.”

This remark had caused a public uproar, with his father Salim Khan making an apology on twitter on his behalf.