#MeToo: National Commission for Women reaching out to the survivors of sexual harassment

In wake of the recent allegations of sexual harassment against the men in power in industries like media and films that have been outed by people over social media recently, the National Commission for Women has started reaching out to women to gather information and details.

The NCW is also reaching out to victims/survivors via telephone.

Maharashtra Commission for Women, too, took cognisance of the complaint filed by Tanushree Dutta against film actor Nana Patekar alleging sexual harassment on the sets of the film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ back in 2008 and sent a notice to Patekar along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya and producer Sameer Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang. They are asked to submit their response in 10 days.

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The #MeToo movement on social media has taken the country by a storm with many big industry names like Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, Varun Grover and comedians like Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba, co-founders of All India Bakchod being accused of sexual misconduct. Journalists like Prashant Jha and film director Vikas Bahl and many, many more have been named as perpetrators of harassment.

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