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'Lackadaisical attitude' in India towards enforcing sexual

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

As the #MeToo movement gathers momentum, IT industry veteran T V Mohandas Thursday said most of the Indian entities, particularly government organisations, have a 'general lackadaisical attitude' towards enforcing law dealing with at the

The law is adequate, but as usual implementation is weak, the former of alleged and claimed that the IT industry was implementing it fairly well, ahead of other industries.

All entities need to enforce this within their enterprises but there is a general lackadaisical attitude within most of them, especially media and entertainment, both of which have an 'exaggerated notion' about themselves, said.

"Most media seem to believe that they are above the law and powerful, a typical attitude, and we will probably see more stories coming out," he told

Noting that there is a global movement and more and more women are coming out, said it is a good development showing greater resolve to get gender justice. "The government should criminally prosecute companies which have not complied with the law, but first government should ensure that it has set up the process to carry out the law for its own employees.

From what I know, the government itself is probably the biggest offender," he said.

"We also saw some universities like JNU have weak enforcement earlier. All colleges and universities should tighten up their enforcement," he said.

India's biggest challenge, Pai said, is a 'broken down' justice system which does not deliver justice in time.

"In our society, there is a lack of respect for rule of law as great many police and are corrupt and our courts failing in their duty to deliver justice in time.

Then and only then (only when this changes) will we see an improvement," he added.

Following Hollywood's #MeToo movement, which has seen several women speaking out about faced by them, many are referring to Tanushree Dutta's statement on as the beginning of a similar campaign in

Following her allegations, women across various spheres, including journalists, have taken to the social media, narrating their ordeal.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 13:00 IST
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