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Telugu film actors' body lifts ban on Sri Reddy

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

An apex body of Telugu film industrywhich denied membership toactressSri Reddy, a day after she caused a flutter by stripping in front of the film chamber's office here,today revoked its decision.

(MAA)presidentSivaji said the bodyalso lifted the restrictions on all its 900 members against working with Sri Reddy.

"We will set up aCommittee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) to deal with issues relating to sexual harassment. She (Sri Reddy) can apply for membership which will be dealt with as per procedure. We are lifting the ban on her," told reporters.

The had on April 7 stripped in public and staged a protest in front of the film chamber office, alleging that local artistes were not being given enough opportunities in the industry.

She also complained of sexual exploitation of women in the regional film industry.

The MAA bearers said they were "emotionally hurt" by Sri Reddy's statementsand approach and hence imposed the ban earlier.

The police had also booked the under Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (obscene acts in a public place).

The NHRCtodaysent notices to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry as well as the Telangana government, seeking detailed reports into a protest bythe buddingTelugu

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:35 IST