THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC) on Wednesday registered a suo motu case against Kannur UDF candidate K Sudhakaran for propagating a video allegedly making misogynistic and sexist remarks on his Facebook page. The case was registered based on media reports. KWC chairperson M C Josephine said the comments Sudhakaran made were uncalled for and were an attack against womanhood. “So, I have ordered the KWC to register a suo motu case. The candidate also has to furnish an explanation soon,” Josephine told reporters.
The comments made by one of the characters while referring to another that “making her a teacher was futile. She is worthless” prompted the LDF to allege it was aimed at LDF candidate P K Sreemathi, LDF’s Kannur candidate who is often referred to as Sreemathi teacher.
‘Never insulted women’
Sudhakaran responded to KWC’s move by saying he was happy the Commission exists. “The KWC never moved a finger against P K Sasi (MLA) and A Vijayaraghavan (LDF convenor) when such allegations were levelled against them,” he said during his campaign in Peravoor. “The UDF will deal with the case legally,” said Sudhakaran. He said he had never insulted a woman in his life. “The video tries to depict a person’s lack of ability,” he said.
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