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Anushka Slapped With Legal Notice for 'Racist and Sexist' Comment Against Nepalese Communities

  Kathmandu, Nepal      May 26 2020


Kathmandu, Nepal, May 26, 2020: Bollywod actress Anushka Sharma has been slapped with legal notice for her 'racist and sexist' Nepali slur in 'Paatal Lok.'  Responding to a complaint filed by a Gorkha association in Arunachal Pradesh, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has slapped with the legal notice against Anuskha for an alleged ‘sexist slur’ on the Gorkha community in one of the scenes of the web series '’Paatal Lok’ produced by her.
The ‘sexist slur’ used against a woman character in the second episode of the web series is a ‘direct insult to the Nepali-speaking people, Bikash Bhattarai, the Namsai unit president of the All Arunachal Pradesh Gorkha Youth Association (AAPGYA), had stated in the complaint further adding that the sexist slur has hurt the sentiments of the Gorkha community and the Nepali-speaking people across the country.
With the complaint, the AAPGYA has also demanded that either the web series be stopped from being aired or the team of ‘Paatal Lok’ apologies to the Gorkhali people even further adding that the series has hurt the Nepali community and there is already a strong protest against it on social media for presenting an insulting, demeaning and derogatory dialogue.
The AAPGYA has also urged the NHRC and the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs to come up with a ‘strong and concrete’ decision on the matter.