MANEKA SEEKS RE­MOVAL OF TIME LIMIT

Deccan Chronicle - - WRAP-UP -

The women and child de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter Maneka Gandhi on Mon­day said that she has asked the law min­istry to re­move the age limit for re­port­ing child sex­ual abuse and al­low peo­ple to com­plain even “10-15 years later”. Not­ing that anger at mo­lesta­tion and sex­ual abuse never goes away, Gandhi also said she is ‘very happy’ that the #MeToo cam­paign has started in In­dia and en­cour­aged women to come for­ward to com­plain against sex­ual ha­rass­ment. “One al­ways re­mem­bers the per­son who mo­lested you and we have writ­ten to the law min­istry that one should be al­lowed to com­plain with­out any time limit,” Gandhi told re­porters. Gandhi said she has pro­posed that peo­ple can com­plain even “10-15 years later”.

One al­ways re­mem­bers the per­son who mo­lested you and we have writ­ten to the law min­istry that one should be al­lowed to com­plain with­out any time limit. — MANEKA GANDHI women & child de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter

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