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Ban on Telugu actress who alleged sexual exploitation lifted

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Hours after the (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of Telugu Sri Reddy's allegations of sexual exploitation, the (MAA) on Thursday lifted a ban on her.

It also announced setting up of a which would meet once in three months.

MAA said the committee, comprising senior actors and filmmakers of Telugu film industry, would look into the complaints of sexual harassment.

Earlier in the day, the sent notices to the Telangana and the over Reddy's allegations.

The rights body took suo motu cognizance of about the allegations raised by Reddy and a lack of grievance redressal mechanism for women in the film industry.

Reddy created a sensation by resorting to strip protest against casting couch in Tollywood in front of the office of here on April 7.

She also questioned the Telangana and MAA on the absence of a

MAA had not only dismissed her allegations but also declared that she would not be given its membership under any circumstances. It also said that action would be taken against any artiste who would share screen space with her.

Following the Commission's observation, MAA said they had no grudge against Reddy but since her allegations hurt the artistes, it was decided to impose the ban.

He said all 900 members of MAA were free to work with Reddy.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:08 IST