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Screenwriters' Association in solidarity with Vinta Nanda

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The (SWA) on Friday expressed solidarity with Vinta as well as all victims of sexual

"We have received a formal complaint from our member Vinta Nanda, and we are committed to ensure a fair investigation and to deliverance of justice. We stand in solidarity with all victims of sexual and encourage them to speak up," the said in a statement.

This comes amidst Nanda's claim that she was sexually violated by around two decades ago. Other women, including Sandhya Mridul, too have come out about their unsavoury experience about Alok.

As a trade union, has over 21,000 members, and it has resolved that its internal committee will offer full support to any member who is facing such harassment/discrimination, irrespective of gender or sexuality.

"We believe that gender/sexuality based violence or discrimination is against the spirit of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which espouses the basic Right to Livelihood for all Indian citizens. Thus, upholds a zero tolerance policy towards such behaviour."

The internal committee is also working towards the creation of a meaningful policy agenda towards this end.

"We will also actively pursue effective programs that promote gender equality and gender sensitisation in our industry."

Any SWA member facing gender discrimination or sexual at workplace, can reach out to the committee at

"We promise that you will be heard with all sensitivity, and your case will be dealt with swiftly, with complete confidentiality."

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 14:04 IST
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