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Hardik Pandya apologises for misogynistic comments on Koffee with Karan: Got carried away

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first_img India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 14:59 IST Hardik Pandya took to social media to apologise for his comments on the show (Karan Johar Instagram)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya came on the show with teammate and good friend KL RahulIt was the first time Karan Johar had hosted cricketers on his popular celebrity chat showPandya and Rahul are currently gearing up for the ODI series in Australia which will begin from January 12India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is in the eye of the storm after his appearance on the popular show Koffee with Karan on Sunday. Pandya was subjected to social media backlash after he made “misogynistic” and “sexist” remarks on Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show.Hardik Pandya came on the show with teammate and good friend KL Rahul as Karan Johar hosted cricketers on the show for the first time in its six-year history.But it was Pandya’s comments which drew a lot of criticism on social media after he boasted about things like not asking the names of women at parties, sending the same text to multiple women and watching them move on the dance among others.Pandya later took to social media to apologise for his comments and said that he “got a bit carried away” on the show.”After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way.”Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect,” Pandya posted on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/O0UlpFm43ohardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 9, 2019On the show, Hardik Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and even spoke about how open he is with his parents. Hardik Pandya revealed that he even informed his parents that he lost his virginity by telling them, “Aaj mai kar ke aaya.””When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya boasted.advertisementThe 25-year-old also said things like, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move,” when Karan Johar asked him why he doesn’t ask women for their names in nightclubs.Rahul then went on to reveal how they both decide on who gets to date a girl when Karan Johar asked them what happens when both of them like a particular person? “Upto the woman,” Rahul replied.But Pandya interrupted and said, “Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai. Jisko mila woh leke jao. It is on talent.”Pandya is currently with the Indian team in Australia where they just registered a historic Test series win, the first in India’s Test history Down Under.Hardik Pandya had joined the team before the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne after recovering from the long-standing back injury which he had suffered during the Asia Cup in UAE last year.HHe didn’t get to play any Tests but was a part of the Test squad which retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the series 2-1, courtesy the victories in the Adelaide and Melbourne Tests.India lost the second Test in Perth while the fourth match ended in a draw due to the poor weather conditions in Sydney which prevented India from pushing for victory in the final Test.Hardik Pandya is now gearing up for the three-match ODI series against Australia which starts in January 12 in Sydney. The focus will then shift to New Zealand where India will play a series of 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is from January 23.Also Read | Kohli better batsman than Tendulkar but Dhoni better captain: Rahul, PandyaAlso Read | Virat Kohli needs to calm down and go on a holiday mode: KL RahulFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow KL RahulFollow Koffee With Karan 6Follow Karan Johar Hardik Pandya apologises for misogynistic comments on Koffee with Karan: Got carried awayHardik Pandya and KL Rahul appeared on the latest episode of Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show Koffee with Karan where the two cricketers opened up about their relationships and partying habits.advertisementlast_img read more

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Annual Remembrance Focuses on Sexual Violence Against Women

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first_imgAwareness of sexual violence against women will be the focus for four speakers at Province House, in Halifax on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women has become a day to remember all women who live with, or have died because of, violence. It was established to honour the 14 young women who died at École Polytechnique in Montreal. This year, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women invited speakers from Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, Coverdale, and the Millbrook Family Treatment Centre to discuss their work in this area. “Government and community organizations work together to eliminate violence against women, including sexual violence,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “Every Nova Scotian has a role to play, and together we can eliminate violence against women.” “Protecting women and girls from sexual assault is vital,” said Sonja Power, chair of the Advisory Council. “It can destroy women’s trust in others, their confidence in themselves, and their relationships. The more we know about it, the safer women are.” In 2004, 886 sexual offences were reported to police in Nova Scotia. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, only eight per cent of sexual assaults in Canada are reported to police. Nova Scotia’s rate of sexual assault in 2004 was 40 assaults for every 1,000 people age 15 and older. That was up significantly from 1999. Most victims of sexual offences are young women and girls. The provincial government supports several efforts to prevent and protect women from sexual assault and other forms of violence. The Advisory Council on the Status of Women monitors trends in sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Staff continue to work with Silent Witness Nova Scotia and other community organizations concerned with violence against women. The advisory council is funding and partnering in a study by Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and other organizations on how sexual assault victims are helped in communities without specialized services. The Department of Health funds Avalon’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner services and, in July, announced funding for pilot projects for these services in Antigonish and Guysborough counties. The Department of Justice works with other departments and community agencies to provide a legal and policy framework and police and prosecutor training. The Department of Community Services provides funding for transition houses, women’s centres and men’s intervention programs to shelter women in abusive relationships, provide support to rebuild women’s lives and to help men who abuse their intimate partners.last_img read more

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