Chennai, April 11 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women (SCW) called for action against the Kalakshetra foundation following complaints of sexual harassment from the students of the institution.
The recommendation was made by the SCW Chairperson, A.S. Kumari to the government. It may be noted that the SCW chairperson had visited Kalakshetra foundation a few days before and had interacted with women students who had complained of sexual harassment by the faculty and guest teachers at the institution.
The girl students of the institution had also conducted days-long protests against the alleged sexual harassment that they faced from some members of the faculty. Hari Padman, dancer, and an assistant professor of the Kalakshetra Foundation was arrested and remanded in judicial custody on charges of sexual allegation.
The SCW chairperson also said that a criminal case should be filed against the repository artists, Sreenath, Sai Krishnan, and Sanjith Lal and a criminal investigation must be conducted.