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Swati Maliwal wants MJ Akbal to quit, urges women to speak truth

11 October, 2018 6:31 PM
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Swati Maliwal wants MJ Akbal to quit, urges women to speak truth

She stressed on the need to monitor the functioning of Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) at workplaces.

New Delhi: DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday called for Union Minister M.J. Akbar`s resignation in view of allegations of sexual misconduct and also urged women to speak the truth in the #MeToo campaign.

Speaking on the charges against Union Minister M.J. Akbar made by women journalists, she said: "It is shameful that Akbar continues to be a Minister. Ten women have complained. Are all of them lying? The case should at least be investigated."

"I salute the courage of all the #MeToo activists. It is not easy. It is a very difficult journey."

She stressed on the need to monitor the functioning of Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) at workplaces.

"The law was not being implemented properly. It took me six months to set up local committees. There is a need to have better monitoring. Many of the offices didn`t even have ICCs earlier. They now need to be strengthened.

"They should work with complete independence. There should be no pressure on them," she said.

Maliwal said that in the past three years, 55,000 general complaints of all kinds of crimes against Women, from harassment to rape to domestic violence, had been made.

Also read: Women compromise for personal gains: BJP MLA Usha Thakur's controversial remark on MeToo stirs row

Source: zeenews.india.com

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