May 19, 2022

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Draft law to address sexual harassment in Malayalam film industry in a month: Minister


Saji Cherian says the draft law to be based on the recommendations by the Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Hema Commissions

Saji Cherian says the draft law to be based on the recommendations by the Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Hema Commissions

A draft law to address the problems in the Malayalam film industry, including the issues faced by women, will be ready in a month, Minister for Culture Saji Cherian has said.

“The Department of Culture will complete the process of drafting the law within a month. It will be then submitted before the Law department for vetting,” he told The Hindu on Friday on the sidelines of the inauguration of the regional International Film Festival of Kerala here.

Stating that the Cabinet would take up the final draft for discussion before presenting it in the Assembly for approval, Mr. Cherian said the draft law would be based on the recommendations by the Adoor Gopalakrishnan and K. Hema commissions formed to identify and recommend measures to solve the various issues in the Malayalam film industry.

Mr. Cherian said the draft law would be published in the public domain after completing the due legal process. “The government will hold discussions with the various film bodies and the Women in Cinema Collective before finalising the draft,” he said.



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