Lok Sabha Speaker has asked Azam Khan to apologise for his remarks
As a result of his sexist remarks, Samajwadi Party’s MP, Azam Khan, has attracted much criticism. Most of the women politicians condemned his remarks against BJP member Rama Devi. And subsequently, took to Twitter to show their disagreement with his misogynistic comments. Not only women but male politicians too joined in to ask the Lok Sabha Speaker for justice.
Now, Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, has asked Azam Khan to appear and apologise in Lok Sabha on July 29
The concern was first raised by Union Minister Smriti Irani during the Zero Hour. She strongly condemned Azam Khan’s remarks that made their way during the Triple Talaq Bill debate. In fact, Irani said that his words were a “blot” on all, including men. “This is a blot on all legislators, including men. We cannot remain silent spectators… We have to speak in one voice that this is unacceptable.”
After that, many joined in discouraging Azam Khan’s words. And later, many big names showcased their concern with their words on Twitter.
Sushma Swaraj said, “The statement that he made while addressing a lady Chairperson crossed all limits of decency.” Additionally, she demanded a “stringent punishment.”
Azam Khan has offended before. Was it unintentional? Or has it become a habit? In fact, the sad part was that his party chief, Akhilesh Yadav, defended his comments.
Not just women, men too came out to denounce Azam Khan’s remarks. And they too demanded strict action. Clearly, everyone is in shock on how such words could be placed in a professional environment, in a house of the legislature.