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Dhaka Tribune

#DespiteBeingAWoman Modi faces flak for sexist comment

Update : 08 Jun 2015, 01:13 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina's "unshakable resolve" to fight the menace of terrorism with a zero tolerance approach despite her "being a woman."

"It is heartening that the Prime Minister of Bangladesh despite the fact that she is a woman is openly saying that she has zero tolerance for terrorism. I would like to congratulate Sheikh Hasina for her firmness to deal with the menace," the PM said while delivering a lecture at Dhaka University.

Even though Modi made the remark in praise of Sheikh Hasina, Twitteratti interpreted it as an insult to women around the world.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter.

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