CINTAA launches committee to tackle sexual harassment

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The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has set up a committee to look at tackling sexual harassment, BizAsiaLive.com has learnt.

The committee members include Swara Bhaskar, Raveena Tandon and Renuka Shahane. CINTAA’s General Secretary told Hindustan Times, “Swara Bhasker approached us, she is a member. She was working on this issue independently, very methodically. When we met her we realised we were on the same page. We are planning to set up a sub-committee which will focus on sexual harassment awareness”.

He continued, “It includes Swara and lawyer Vrinda Grover who will take a session for the industry. PoSH will also pitch in and counselling sessions, awareness workshops and symposiums will be held”.

“The committee should be so strong that if someone is held guilty, proven wrong or is a repeat offender, no one should employ them. We will be coordinating with producers, because they are the employers. We need to create such an atmosphere,” he went on to say.

The actor said that the #MeToo campaign on social media had come as a shock to many.

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