AMMA’s decision to reinstate Dileep wrong: CPM

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI (M) State secretariat has said that the decision of Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) to reinstate actor Dileep into the organization was wrong.

AMMA is an organization which should maintain great alertness over safety of women. The action of taking back Dileep resulted in allegations being raised against the organization, the CPM State secretariat said in a statement.

At the same time, some persons are spreading propaganda in the backdrop of the controversy, to weaken and divide AMMA. It is foolishness to think that such propaganda is being unleashed for the safety of women, the statement said.

Vilifying people’s representatives in AMMA, who are Left sympathisers, is done with bad intention. The politics of those who are in AMMA leadership, should not be considered while responding to the actions of the organization. The decision of AMMA to take back Dileep, which resulted in the allegation being raised that the organization is anti-women, should have been avoided. Actor Dileep was expelled from AMMA after he was named as an accused in the case related to the attack against an actress. As the case in which Dileep was named as an accused still exists, it was wrong on the part of AMMA to take him back into the organization. This action resulted in a section of actresses resigning from the organization and the public severely criticised AMMA. All have the responsibility to respect the woman who survived the attack. AMMA should also imbibe this social consciousness, the statement said.

The Left's stand is that women should get deserving posts in all fields. The left and the LDF government took a strong and impartial stand in the actress attack case. The people of Kerala know this very well.

Hence, the hidden interests of those who criticised the Left indirectly is not going to be successful, the statement said.

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