Why only Ashutosh? Summon Mahesh Sharma, Azam Khan also: Swati Maliwal asks NCW

New Delhi, Sep 07: Asserting that the National Commission for Women’s approach towards Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh reeks of “political favouritism”, the Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal lashed out at the former for completely disregarding Union Minister Mahesh Sharma and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who made controversial comments on women and rape.

Speaking to ANI, Maliwal said that the DCW does not agree with what Ashutosh has said because there are two problems.
“One is that somewhere he has pre-judged that the entire activity was consensual when later on the woman actually came forward and said it was not consensual and was rape. The second problem is that he has actually compared the likes of Sandeep Kumar with Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru, which the Commission completely disagrees with,” she said.
Further stating that the larger issue is that the NCW has summoned Ashutosh for his views, Maliwal added that if people were being pulled up for expressing themselves, why has the NCW not issued summons to Mahesh Sharma, who equated wearing skirts with actually getting raped and Azam Khan, who said that the horrific Bulandshahr gangrape, is a political conspiracy.