Indian Prime Minister Branded Sexist for Comment to Bangladeshi Counterpart

’Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has sparked outrage after he praised his Bangladeshi counterpart for her courage to fight terrorism “despite being a woman”, triggering an avalanche of criticism on social media site Twitter. #DespiteBeingAWoman was one of the top trends on the blogging site on Monday, with users expressing anger at what they said was a bigoted and sexist remark and posting pictures of famous female scientists, politicians and athletes. Modi, who was on a two-day official visit to neighbouring Bangladesh, told an audience on Sunday at Dhaka University that prime minister Sheikh Hasina showed she was committed to ending the terrorism that has plagued both south Asian nations.