India conflict over Salman Khan ‘raped woman’ comment

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Khan had immediately realised his gaffe and attempted to redress his remarks

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been given a week to apologize after he told reporters his filming report was so tiresome he felt like a “raped woman”.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) pronounced he would be expelled with a summons if he did not contend sorry.

Khan attempted to redress his acknowledgement though it was widely reported.

Outraged Twitter users have criticised him, and a hashtag #InsensitiveSalman has been trending. Supporters launched a opposite debate #SalmanMisquoted.

Official total uncover a occurrence of sexual assault is augmenting in India, where a heartless squad rape and murder of a tyro in Delhi in 2012 led to protests and new anti-rape laws.

The star’s father, Salim Khan, asked people to pardon his son for his remarks.

“Undoubtedly what Salman pronounced is wrong,” a veteran actor and screenwriter tweeted. But he added: “The goal was not wrong. Nevertheless we apologize on interest of his family his fans his friends.”

Khan, one of India’s biggest stars, done his comments in an talk to foster his subsequent film Sultan, in that he plays a wrestler.

The actor’s full quote, according to audio recordings expelled by a media, was: “When we used to travel out of that ring, it used to be indeed like a raped lady walking out.”

As reporters start laughing, he says, “I don’t consider we should have” and tries to explain that he found it tough to walk.

In a same interview, Khan pronounced he was means to quit each “vice” – like cigarettes, ethanol and coffee – solely women.

A orator for a actor pronounced he had been “joking”.

But many Twitter users forked out that regardless of his reckless retraction, he should never have done a comparison in a initial place.

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But legions of a fan’s supporters banded together to trend a competing hashtag #SalmanMisquoted that shortly overtook a strange trend.

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Khan is not new to controversy. Last year he was clear after being charged with using over a homeless male in a pushing accident.

He is still confronting charges that he illegally wanted involved blackbuck deer in a northern Indian state of Rajasthan.

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