#MeToo: Federation Of Western India Cine Employees Issues Showcause Notices To Alok Nath & Sajid Khan
IFTDA and FWICE have come up with an action plan to "completely eradicate such malpractices” from the industry.
Actor Alok Nath and director Sajid Khan were served showcase notices by the the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Monday.
FWICE said in a statement that it took the action following the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association’s (IFTDA) request, reported Scroll.
IFTDA had also issued showcause notices to Nath and Khan. However, Khan did not reply to the notice and the Federation said Nath’s response was “unsatisfactory.”
IFTDA and FWICE, in a meeting, came up with an action plan to “completely eradicate such malpractices” from the industry. The plan envisions a “Special Redressal Committee” to be set up in every production house in accordance with the Vishakha guidelines.
“The committee shall empower the victims to come out of such issues openly and help us to eradicate such malpractices from the industry completely. “The committee shall work strictly in accordance to the Vishakha guidelines and shall extend its full support to the victim to go ahead with the case and all the legal guidance and help shall be offered to the victim till the judgement on the case is awarded by the court of law,” the committee said in a statement.
Earlier this month, writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused Nath of rape. After her account, actors Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin and another unnamed woman also levelled sexual harassment allegations against Nath. At least three women accused Sajid Khan of sexual harassment.