Swati Maliwal Hits Out at BJP MP Vijay Goel For 'Sexist' Banner Featuring Kashmiri Girl Over Abrogation of Article 370 in J&K
Vijay Goyal's poster on Article 370 (Photo Credits: Twitter)

New Delhi, August 10: Swati Maliwal, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), on Saturday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vijay Goel for his controversial tweet and banner over the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Vijay Goel shared a  picture of a BJP poster showing a Kashmiri girl, Modi and Amit Shah with a note - Article 370’s exit and enters your smile.

Taking on Goel, Swati Maliwal tweeted: "How sick your thoughts are! If you have courage, hang your daughter's picture. At one hand, Prime Minister is trying to win hearts of Kashmiris, on the other hand, his minister is displaying his sick mindset about Kashmiri girls. Why blame workers when their leader has a disgusting mentality." The DCW also issued a statement seeking registration of an FIR against Goyal. Article 370 Revocation: Arvind Kejriwal Backs Modi Government On Jammu And Kashmir Move.

Swati Maliwal's tweet:

"Mr Vijay Goel has outrageously put out huge hoardings of Kashmiri girls inside his Delhi residence. Mr Khattar, on the other hand, has declared that now men from Haryana would bring Kashmiri girls for marriage. The Commission strongly recommends immediate registration of FIR against the said office bearers," reads the statement. Article 370 Revoked: ’Now People Say We Can Bring Kashmiri Girls,' Jokes Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Goel, however, refused to apologise and called Maliwal "anti-national'. The BJP MP also dragged Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal into the tweet saying the Delhi government supported the Centre's decision on the Article 370 but "Maliwal's tweet shows Kejriwal Brigade's hypocrisy".

Vijay Goel's reply:

Maliwal also slammed Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for his controversial remark that centred around Kashmiri girls. "The Chief Minister should be ashamed of his statement, he speaks the language of a road-side Romeo. He has personified women as mere objects," she said.