@NCWIndia has taken Suo-motu cognizance of a Twitter post shared by @sonamohapatra wherein it's alleged @SonyTV has ignored testimonies of multiple women against a person regarding sexual harassment and made him a Judge for a talent show for youngsters on National television pic.twitter.com/UvC7bx7tL9— NCW (@NCWIndia) November 21, 2019
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Dear Smriti Irani’ji, I sincerely thank you for this initiative of databasing sexual offenders in India but what about organisations who hire them despite this. Case in point, @sonytvofficial ignoring the testimonies of multiple women against one, Anu Malik & making him a judge for youngsters on National TV for Indian Idol. Do so many voices telling a common story of sexual harassment & assault not matter? Shouldn’t Sony TV be held responsible in some way? Our culture celebrates the victory of good over evil in every festival, Durga Puja, Maheshaswara Mardini, Ram & Ravan in Dussehra, Bhakt Prahlad & Holika in Holi & innumerable other such legends. It sends a symbolic message to society & fills us with positive energy & hope. I understand that change has to be driven at the grass roots level in a systemic manner Ma’am, yet this ‘normalisation’ of sexual assault by platforming, enabling & celebrating a serial sexual offender like Anu Malik sends out a very dangerous message to the country & the perverts that lurk within our society. That they have a free pass, can get away similarly & just because no one has recorded their misdemeanours. I’d request you to please look into this gross violation of children’s ‘& women’s voices & dignity. Warmest Sona Mohapatra repost @businessinsiderin In a bid to ensure women and child safety and security in the country, Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister @smritiiraniofficial on Tuesday said the government has begun listing all sexual offenders in a digital database. She also said that every district in the country will have an operational One Stop Centre (OSCs) to help women.