Four retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases, says Union minister Maneka Gandhi

NEW DELHI: The government will form a committee of four retired judges to conduct public hearings on the #MeToo movement's allegations of sexual harassment, said Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday.

The committee will look into all issues emanating from #MeToo movement, said Gandhi, 

The #MeToo movement has gathered pace over the last fortnight with scores of women coming forward with personal accounts of sexual harassment by colleagues and bosses.

Several filmmakers and actors, politicians and journalists have been named in a wave of sexual misconduct allegations, spurred on by actor Tanushree Dutta's claims that she was harassed by her colleague Nana Patekar on the sets of a 2008 movie.

 

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