Me Too: Alok Nath issued a six month non cooperative directive by Federation of Western India Cine Employees

In the wake of the Me Too movement, Alok Nath was accused of sexual misconduct by TV producer Vinta Nanda
Alok Nath has been issued a six month non-cooperative directive by Federation of Western India Cine Employees Alok Nath has been issued a six month non-cooperative directive by Federation of Western India Cine Employees
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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, a lot of famous personalities have come under the scanner for their alleged sexual misconduct right from Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Subhash Ghai, Subhash Kapoor, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher to Anu Malik and others. It all started with Former Miss India Tanushree Dutta renewing a sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar that took place on the sets of 2008 film Horn Ok Pleassss, and soon after, a lot of women came out in the open, naming and shaming their sexual predators. TV writer-producer Vinta Nanda had accused Alok Nath of rape and sexual harassment that took place 19 years ago as she recounted her account of rape on Facebook. Following the case, Vinta Nanda had made an official police complaint against Alok Nath in Mumbai.

In the latest development, VInta Nanda can heave a sigh of relief as it is being reported that on Friday, the Indian Film & Television Director’s Association (IFTDA) announced that its mother body, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), has issued a six-month non-cooperation directive to Alok Nath. That’s right! Earlier, we had reported that last year in November, Alok Nath was expelled by Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) owing to a no-show at the body’s meeting to present his case. And now, as per a report in Mumbai Mirror, President of IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit, has informed that the sexual harassment case filed against Alok Nath by Vinta was shared with the POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) Committee and investigated in accordance with the POSH Act and since Alok Nath refused to cooperate with IFTDA’s mandate, FWICE decided to issue a six-month-long ban on the accuser. “Alok Nath was summoned thrice by the ICC but he didn’t turn up for any of the meetings. Since he blatantly refused to co-operate with IFTDA’s mandate of providing a secure workplace for women, we reached out to FWICE for a six-month ban which was approved on Thursday. Alok Nath has been duly informed.”

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Likewise, following the POSH investigation Closure Report of December 7, 2018, IFTDA, had suspended Houseful director Sajid Khan’s membership for a period of one year.  Recently, in the month of January, Vinta Nanda expressed a sense of anguish after Alok Nath was granted anticipatory bail by the Mumbai Court as they observed that ‘the possibility cannot be ruled out that he has falsely been enroped in the crime.” 

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