Amid the ‘MeToo’ movement against sexual harassment, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that she was happy that it has started in India and hoped it would not go “out of control” in the sense that it should not target people who offend others “in some way”.
“There is a MeToo campaign that has started and I am very happy that it has started. And I hope that it doesn’t go out of control in the sense that we target people who offend us in some way,” she said.
“But on the whole I think the women are responsible, the anger in the sexual molestation never goes away,” she said, adding that one would always remember the person who did it.
“And this is why we have taken steps and written to the Law Ministry saying that the complains should be without any time limit.
“Please remember that you can now raise as we have interpreted it, complain about it 10 years later or 15 years later, it never matters how much later. If you are going to complain the avenue is still open,” she added.