Punjab: AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur 'Slapped' By Husband After Heated Argument, Video Goes Viral

Punjab: AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur 'Slapped' By Husband After Heated Argument, Video Goes Viral

New Delhi: A purported video showing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Baljinder Kaur being slapped by her husband, who is also a leader of the ruling party, has gone viral on the social media.

According to a report by news agency PTI, in the video that was shot on July 10, the two-time legislator from Talwandi Sabo could be heard getting into an altercation with her husband, Sukhraj Singh. As the argument escalates, Singh can be seen suddenly getting up and slapping Kaur.

Some people, standing near the couple, then intervene and push Singh away, the video showed.

As per the report, Kaur could not be reached for comments. No complaint has been filed by the AAP legislator.

Meanwhile, Punjab State Women’s Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati said that she has seen the video and will take suo motu notice of the matter.

Reacting to the video, Brinder Dhillon, President of Punjab Youth Congress tweeted, “Empowering women is not a deterrent to stop violence against women. Shocking to see @BaljinderKaur MLA getting slapped in broad day light. Mindset of men has to change. The problem lies in the perpetrator’s of these acts. Change this male chauvinism attitude more then anything else.”

Empowering women is not a deterrent to stop violence against women.Shocking to see @BaljinderKaur_ MLA getting slapped in broad day light.Mindset of men has to change.The problem lies in the perpetrator’s of these acts.Change this male chauvinism attitude more then anything else pic.twitter.com/Qxm6rhrtht

— Brinder (@brinderdhillon) September 1, 2022

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Condemning the incident, former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal wrote, “Totally condemn the despicable violence by husband of T.Sabo MLA Baljinder Kaur. We must call out such weaklings who feel superior using violence on women. Baljinder’s husband must issue a public apology & mend his ways or strict action as per law should be taken against him.”

Totally condemn the despicable violence by husband of T.Sabo MLA Baljinder Kaur. We must call out such weaklings who feel superior using violence on women. Baljinder’s husband must issue a public apology & mend his ways or strict action as per law should be taken against him.

— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) September 2, 2022

Notably, Kaur tied the knot with Singh, the AAP’s youth wing convener for Majha region, in February 2019.

She did her M.Phil from Punjab University in Patiala in the year 2009. Before foraying into politics, she was a professor of English at Mata Gujri College at Fatehgarh Sahib.