Chennai: Months after singer Chinmayi alleged that Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu had sexually assaulted her, the Central government has taken note of her claims.
The Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday responded to Chinmayi’s tweet and stated that she has put up the case to the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Tweeting to Maneka Gandhi and the NCW on Tuesday, Chinmayi wrote, “Ma’am, it’s been 4 months since I named Mr Vairamuthu as my predator. I have since then been banned from work in the TN Film Industry (Dubbing Union). The law as of today doesn’t allow me to file a case. Please give me a solution.”
She went on to write that naming her assaulter has caused her more harm than good. “Many of my colleagues who have named Vairamuthu and (other) men are afraid of coming out in the open because speaking up has cost me my basic income in the past 4 months. Please tell me what I should do, what more I should do. Due process has failed me. Please help this Beti. And others,” she tweeted to the Minister.
Within an hour, Maneka who had taken note of the issue on twitter replied that she had taken up the case with the NCW....