Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju is no stranger to allegations of sexism and misogyny on social media. Known for his irreverent comments on several issues, especially when it comes to women.
Earlier, in 2015, he was blasted by feminists for comparing BJP MP Shazia Ilmi and Kiran Bedi on who is more ‘beautiful’. He had said: “I regard Shazia Ilmi much more beautiful than Kiran Bedi. If Shazia had been made their chief minister candidate, the BJP would have definitely won the Delhi elections. People vote for beautiful faces, as in Croatia. Even a person like me who does not vote would have voted for Shazia.”
He is no stranger to criticism concerning irreverent comments made on women, but this Facebook message exchange suggests he has not learned much from it.
Justice Katju had recently crossed the line while chatting with a woman who had commented on one of his posts. During the course of their conversation, Justice Katju asked the woman: “Not sleepy?” and then went on to say in a follow-up comment: “I thought good girls go to sleep early”.
The conversation thread went viral on Twitter and repulsed users called him out for his choice of words yet again.
( As reported by News18 and money Control)