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BJP MP again questions #MeToo movement, what if prestige of a man is soiled due to false complaint

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Days after terming the #MeToo movement raging in the country a "wrong practice", BJP lawmaker Raj Thursday again questioned what if complaints outing men for allegedly sexually harassing women proved wrong and the prestige of a man was destroyed.

Taking action or seeking resignation of an accused merely on a complaint of sexual exploitation means there is no need of police or the judicial system, he said.

"Considering oral or written complaint of the victim of sexual exploitation as a judgement and taking action or seeking resignation means there is no need of police or judicial system. What if the matter proves wrong and can the soiled prestige of a man be restored?" the from northeast tweeted.

Earlier this week, Raj had termed the #MeToo movement in a "wrong practice" and questioned the relevance of making allegations against anybody after 10 years.

The #MeToo movement has intensified in the country with more women recounting their experiences of in the entertainment and

Observing that one should go case-by-case, Raj had said there are several instances where women did this after taking money and then moved on to the next target.

However, he asserted, if someone has exploited a woman, the person should be "shot".

The movement started after alleged that sexually harassed her on the sets of a movie in 2008. Since then, many women have come out in public to share their experiences of harassment.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 18:00 IST