NCW seeks immediate action against man for hurling abuses, giving rape threats to stand-up comedian online

Rekha Sharma, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, has sought action against a man who abused and gave rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media.
The National Commission for Women has sought action against a man who was allegedly abusing and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Commission for Women has sought action against a man who was allegedly abusing and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Samrudhi Ghosh

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought immediate action from Gujarat Police against a man for allegedly hurling abuses and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media.

In a letter to Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Shivanand Jha, the NCW said it has been tagged in a video posted on Twitter in which the man can be seen hurling abuses and giving rape threats to the woman. “The NCW is committed to creating safe online space for women and ensuring cyber security to women and is perturbed by the rise in use of cyberspace to instigate crime against women,” NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said in the letter sent late Saturday night.

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“Considering the sensitivity of the matter, it is requested that the immediate action shall be taken as per the Information Technology Act, 2000, against the miscreant and a feedback be apprised to the Commission,” Sharma said.

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