#MeToo movement: What if prestige of a man is soiled due to false complaint, asks BJP MP Udit Raj

Earlier this week, Udit Raj had termed the #MeToo movement in India a "wrong practice" and questioned the relevance of making sexual harassment allegations against anybody after 10 years.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 11, 2018 6:37:02 pm
#MeToo important, but could be the beginning of a 'wrong practice': BJP MP Udit Raj BJP MP Udit Raj. (Express Photo/Amit Mehra/File)

Days after terming the #MeToo movement raging in the country a “wrong practice”, BJP lawmaker Udit Raj Thursday again questioned what if complaints outing men for allegedly sexually harassing women proved wrong and the prestige of a man was destroyed.

Taking action or seeking resignation of an accused merely on a complaint of sexual exploitation means there is no need of police or the judicial system, he said.

Read | BJP MP Udit Raj: #MeToo movement in India is a wrong practice

“Considering oral or written complaint of the victim of sexual exploitation as a judgement and taking action or seeking resignation means there is no need of police or judicial system. What if the matter proves wrong and can the soiled prestige of a man be restored?” the BJP MP from northeast Delhi tweeted.

Earlier this week, Raj had termed the #MeToo movement in India a “wrong practice” and questioned the relevance of making sexual harassment allegations against anybody after 10 years.

The #MeToo movement has intensified in the country with more women recounting their experiences of sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industry.

Observing that one should go case-by-case, Raj had said there are several instances where women did this after taking money and then moved on to the next target.

However, he asserted, if someone has exploited a woman, the person should be “shot”.

The movement started after actor Tanushree Dutta alleged that Nana Patekar sexually harassed her on the sets of a movie in 2008. Since then, many women have come out in public to share their experiences of harassment.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement