Women’s commission chairperson MC Josephine ‘hurt’ over T Padmanabhan’s remarks
Kochi: Women’s Commission chairperson MC Josephine on Monday stated that she was hurt over the remarks made by writer T Padmanabhan over the incident of a complaint filed by an elderly woman. She added that he reacted without understanding the facts.
Josephine also requested that people like Padmanabhan in cultural and literary sector should show some responsibility to understand facts.
“Padmanabhan is a writer I admire. He could have called me up and asked about the situation before reacting. I may not be as popular as him, but I am a public worker,” she told media here.
It is regretful that he stated how women’s commission would register case against him for voicing his opinion on this matter, she said.
Justice will be served to the elderly woman in the case pertaining to the assault against her. The case is presently under consideration of the court, she added.
On Sunday, Padmanabhan had opined that the incident in which Josephine allegedly insulted an 87-year-old woman was a brutal act. Josephine behaves without showing any kindness or compassion. Why was she appointed with a high salary and car, the writer had asked CPM leader P Jayarajan during a party door-to-door visit programme ahead of the assembly election.