PTI Interview: Maneka proposes to set up committee of legal experts to look into #MeToo cases
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PTI Interview: Maneka proposes to set up committee of legal experts to look into #MeToo cases

The Women and Child Development Ministry plans to set up a panel of legal experts to look into the allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced in the #MeToo campaign, minister Maneka Gandhi said Friday, asserting that she believes in the pain and trauma of every complainant. More women should come out and address the issue of sexual harassment and narrate their experiences, Gandhi said. I believe in all of them. I believe in the pain and trauma behind every single complainant, she told PTI in an interview. Gandhi did not comment on the allegations of sexual harassment against her colleague M J Akbar, who has been accused by several former women colleagues of sexual harassment when he served as editor at various media organisations. The minister of state for external affairs, film director Sajid Khan and actor Alok Nath are among those accused of sexual misconduct and more. I am proposing to set up a committee with senior judicial and legal persons as members to look into .

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