‘Laws must be changed to tackle ha­rass­ment’

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU -

Chen­nai: Laws must be changed to tackle ha­rass­ment faced by women and that rape is not the only crime for which the per­pe­tra­tor can be pun­ished, said singer Chin­mayi Sri­paada, who has re­cently lev­elled se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tions against lyri­cist Vaira­muthu, on Fri­day. She said, “The so­ci­ety has be­come ready to lis­ten to sto­ries of ha­rass­ment faced by women in their work­place, at home and other places only now. Now, af­ter vic­tims have come out with their ex­pe­ri­ences of ha­rass­ment, me­dia houses, ac­tors and oth­ers have taken steps to fol­low a no tol­er­ance pol­icy,” she said stress­ing that the de­lay in speaking out is only be­cause so­ci­ety had been not sup­port­ive all along. ENS

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