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NCW comes down hard on Salman Khan, asks him to apologise within 7 days for ‘rape’ remark

Salman Khan's remark has led to considerable outrage on social media

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Salman Khan (left) and Lalitha Kumaramangalam, the chief of NCW

The National Commission for Women (NCW) slammed actor Salman Khan for a ‘rape’ comment he purportedly made during a group interaction with journalists.

In response to a question on the hectic shooting schedule for his upcoming film in which he plays a wrestler, Khan said, “It is like the most difficult thing….When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out.” Realizing his folly, Khan immediately added, “I don’t think I should have” and proceeded to say, “It feels like the most difficult….I couldn’t take steps. I couldn’t take steps.”

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Lalitha Kumaramangalam, the chief of NCW, told news agency ANI that the commission has sent him a letter asking why he made the remark.

“This is very sad. Just because he is Salman Khan doesnt mean he will make such a statement,” she told ANI, adding that the commission has given him seven days to apologise.

Khan’s comments have led to outrage on social media with civil society activists demanding an apology from him.

Kavita Krishnan told ANI that Khan’s comment trivialises rape.

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