Monday, February 19, 2018
Women organizations Progressive Organization of Women (POW), AIDWA and Mahila Samakhya plan to go on a three day fast from Wednesday at Gandhi Statue here opposite to GVMV demanding the arrest of noted film maker Ram Gopal Varma.
Speaking to media here today, Ms.Lakshmi of POW said the director had insulted women by saying that pornography is a good profession as it gives pleasure. ‘We take exception to such derogatory remarks, as it hurts womanhood. Moreover, he does not know how to respect and speak to women’, she said. Referring to Ram Gopal Varma’s comment on Ms.Mani, an AIDWA activist, in a TV show, she said that the director had insulted the AIDWA activist and the government and the police have not reacted to it. Despite lodging a complaint with the District Collector and Commissioner of Police and filing a complaint in a police station, no action had been initiated against the director, she said.
The members of the women organizations pointed out that the police had dispersed the complaint as non-cognizable and did not take action. But on the other hand, Telangana government had not only booked cases under IT Act against Ram Gopal Varma’s film God Sex Truth but also booked cases under IPC Sections 508 and 509. But the Visakhapatnam police is yet to act. They said that will not only stage a dharna and three-day fasting but also will meet the District Judge of Visakhapatnam and District Collector and the Commissioner of Police.