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Women’s body seeks AG’s apology for sexist remark

State Advocate General (AG) Bimal Chatterjee has come under fire from a women’s rights body for the sexist remark he made in the Calcutta High Court.

State Advocate General (AG) Bimal Chatterjee has come under fire from a women’s rights body for the sexist remark he made in the Calcutta High Court.

On June 4,Chatterjee,while replying to a plea in which the State Election Commission had presented its demands for the next month’s panchayat elections,said the poll panel was “behaving like a beautiful lady asking for this and that. It is making arbitrary and whimsical desires”.

Maitree,which is a women’s rights network of 60 organisations and individual activists based in the state,in a statement,termed the AG’s comments as “sexist and stereotyping women”.

While demanding a public apology from Chatterjee,the network said that the AG did not make legal arguments and distracted from key political issues.

It said the AG has joined a long list of public figures in the country who have made denigrating comments about women,which go against the grain of equality and justice.