Kerala HC orders to form ICC to address sexual abuse complaints in film crews


Kerala High Court | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday ordered that the film crews in the state must have an internal complaints committee to address the sexual harassment complaints. The order was issued on a plea submitted by the Women in Cinema Collective.

The court asked how can the film industry get an exemption from a law that applies to all workplaces in the country. Forming an ICC is mandatory as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

WCC members said it is a historical day for Mollywood. "Even the AMMA formed an ICC only after the WCC approached the court," said Sajitha Madathil while reacting to the news. Shwetha Menon is the presiding officer of the ICC of AMMA.

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