A woman against other women should not be leading the National Commission for Women (NCW) says a young girl who follows Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Twitter. NCW’s Rekha Sharma trended today as her older tweets resurfaced showing her criticising other women, and making political attacks at them.

Twitter users, shocked at Rekha Sharma’s past commentary, asked for her removal.

“What a hideous person we have heading the women’s body. Beyond disgusting @sharmarekha. Send yourself a notice and resign after that,” tweeted journalist Rohini Singh.

Sankul from Dalit Lives Matter asked when will NCW take action against its own head for speaking against other women.

Sharma, as NCW Chief has often spoken up against sexist comments by other politicians. RJ Sayema, in her tweet, asked Sharma to simply admit her mistake and accept her comments and apoligise.

“What’s the point of hiding your tweets now?” asked Ruchira Chaturvedi of the Indian National Congress. “Cannot believe that the Chairperson of India’s National Commission for Women is so deeply misogynistic and regressive! What action will NCW take against Rekha Sharma’s vile tweets?”

Other users questioned Sharma’s language and ‘mentality’

Earlier Rekha Sharma condemned Congress Leader Kamal Nath for calling another female politician ‘item.’  Rahul Gandhi criticised Nath for his comment. Twitterati was quick to ask if Smriti Irani, the Minister in charge of Women and Child Development ministry would ask Sharma to quit.

Sharma restricted her account after the #SackRekhaSharma hashtag trended.

 

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