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#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra asks Delhi govt to withdraw invitation to Kailash Kher

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has urged the government to withdraw an invitation to for a cultural event in view of the #MeToo allegations levelled against him by her and other women.

The started a petition on where she has reiterated her allegations of sexual harassment against

"That is why I am shocked to learn that has been asked to headline a performance at the Government's that begins today.

"Action needs to be taken against perpetrators. Sign my petition asking the Government to withdraw Kailash Kher's invitation from the being hosted in Delhi," she said.

The others to sign the petition to stop Kher's performance at the event on Sunday, December 16.

"I am hopeful that the which is keenly aware of women's safety as a critical issue will listen to #MeToo survivors and their citizens when we ask them to drop That is why I am asking you to sign and support this petition to the Delhi Government," she said.

"We have just 2 days to make the Delhi government listen to us, but it is an important fight which if we win, will set an example and send a clear message: We will not tolerate any threats to women's safety," she claimed.

When contacted, Kher declined to comment on the matter.

The Delhi government officially declined to comment on the issue but sources said the event was not being given much importance.

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First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 19:40 IST