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Siddharth Booked By Hyderabad Police Over Sexist Tweet Against Saina Nehwal

The cybercrime wing of Hyderabad Police has registered a case against actor Siddharth after a woman filed a complaint over his recent remarks on Saina Nehwal.

A senior police official reportedly informed PTI that based on the complaint a case has been registered against the actor under IPC Section 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of women) and under other relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. 

It all started when Saina Nehwal shared her thoughts about the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab. She wrote, “No Nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists.” 

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She was attacked by Siddharth and his tweet was bashed by people for its sexist nature. Siddharth quoted Saina’s tweet and wrote, “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.” People bashed him for disrespecting Saina who has got so many medals for the country. Sauna’s husband and father also condemned Siddharth’s tweet and demanded for an apology. 

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 After receiving hate for his tweet, Siddharth has apologized to Saina. In an apology letter posted on Twitter, Siddharth wrote,”Dear Saina, I want to apologize to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things, but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the jokeif a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn’t a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land.”

“I, however, must insist my word play and humor had none of the malicious intent that so many people from all quarters have attributed to it. I am a staunch feminist ally and I assure there was no gender implied in my tweet and certainly no intent to attack you as a woman. I hope we can put this behind us and that you will accept my letter. You will always be my Champion. Honestly, Siddharth,” it added.

Dear @NSaina pic.twitter.com/plkqxVKVxY

— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 11, 2022

Saina has finally responded to Siddharth’s apology by saying that the matter is ‘about women’ and she is not bothered anymore about it. 

“He only said it and he is now apologizing. I was surprised to see myself trending on Twitter that day. I haven’t spoken to him but I am happy that he apologized,” she said on the sidelines of the ongoing India Open. “See, it is about women, he shouldn’t target a woman like that but it’s okay, I am not bothered about it, I am happy in my space and god bless him,” she added.

Here’s the video of Saina: 

Following a public apology offered by actor Siddharth over his “rude remark”, badminton star Saina Nehwal reacted saying that women shouldn’t be targeted like that.#ITVertical #NewsMO #Siddharth #SainaNehwal #RE pic.twitter.com/jG7muCfzUx

— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) January 13, 2022

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