Bhopal: Nusrat Mehdi, the secretary of Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy, on Sunday said that she would file a defamation case against noted poet Manzar Bhopali for making objectionable comments against her if the latter doesn`t issue an apology.
"Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali while addressing a gathering at an event made objectionable statement against me. I am fighting against it. I have filed a complaint with the Women`s Commission and the Mahila Thana," Mehdi told ANI.
"I think it was very insensitive on his part to make such objectionable statements. He writes shayaris on daughters and if he makes such statements then it only shows there is a huge difference between his words and his actions," she added.
She also said that she would file a defamation case if he doesn`t issue an apology."Like other government officers and employees, she, too, has started wearing saffron undergarments," Bhopali had allegedly said at a function.
Meanwhile, Bhopali rubbished the allegations levelled against him, saying Mehdi was making baseless allegations and should come up with proofs.
"I stand by what I said. I said Nusrat ji has done Bhahvakaran in MP Urdu Academy. I didn`t take her name then but now I am saying this. I never said what she is claiming," Bhopali told ANI."The government can examine my statement. If she gives proof, I`ll apologize," he added.
The comments were made at a public programme `Kehkanshan` organised last Sunday.