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Population Control Row: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Apologises After NCW Vehemently Condemns Him For Derogatory Remarks

Earlier, expressing disgust over Nitish Kumar's explicit remarks, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday said it vehemently condemns the CM's remarks in the Assembly and demanded his apology.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
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Amid the furore over Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's derogatory comments regarding the importance of women's education in controlling population at state assembly on Tuesday, the CM on Wednesday apologised for his inappropriate remarks.  

Earlier, expressing disgust over Nitish Kumar's explicit remarks, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday said it "vehemently condemns" the CM's remarks in the Assembly and demanded his apology.

NCW's statement came following Nitish Kumar's inappropriate remarks in the matter of importance of education among women to control the population. The controversy stemmed from Kumar's remark which included a vivid description in the state assembly of how an educated woman can restrain her husband during sexual intercourse.

What did NCW say?

 The NCW said it "vehemently condemns the recent statements made by Kumar in the Vidhan Sabha. 

"Such remarks are not only regressive but also egregiously insensitive to women's rights and choices. Bihar's chief minister should issue an apology to women across the country for these deeply offensive remarks," NCW said on X. 

The commission's chairperson Rekha Sharma demanded an unequivocal apology from the Bihar chief minister.

"On behalf of every woman in this country, as the chairperson of the National Commission for Women, I demand an immediate and unequivocal apology from Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar.

"His crass remarks in the Vidhan Sabha are an affront to the dignity and respect that every woman deserves," she said on X. 

Sharma said such "derogatory and cheap language used during his speech is a dark stain on our society".

"If a leader can make such comments so openly in a democracy, one can only imagine the horror the state must be enduring under his leadership. We stand firm against such behaviour and call for accountability," she said in the post.

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