India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

FILE - This June 15, 2008 file photo shows retired Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta in Ahmadabad, India. A complaint by Dutta, who now lives in the United States, alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2009 file photo, Bollywood producer Vikas Bahl, left, poses with editor Bharathi Mehra and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra during a photo call for the film 'Delhi 6' at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. On October 7, an unnamed former employee at Phantom Films writing in the Huffington Post described allegations she had made in 2015 against one of the company’s partners, director Vikas Bahl, whom she said behaved inappropriately during a trip to Goa. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar, center, hugs Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini in New Delhi, India. A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. In less than a week, at least nine women journalists have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior when he was a newspaper editor in Kolkata and Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan stands wife his wife Kiran Rao at their residence in Mumbai, India. On October 10, actor and heavyweight Bollywood producer Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao put out a statement saying that they were “committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in.” In a Tweet, Khan said they were about to begin work with someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct and the matter is pending in court. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

FILE - This June 15, 2008 file photo shows retired Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta in Ahmadabad, India. A complaint by Dutta, who now lives in the United States, alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2009 file photo, Bollywood producer Vikas Bahl, left, poses with editor Bharathi Mehra and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra during a photo call for the film 'Delhi 6' at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. On October 7, an unnamed former employee at Phantom Films writing in the Huffington Post described allegations she had made in 2015 against one of the company’s partners, director Vikas Bahl, whom she said behaved inappropriately during a trip to Goa. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar, center, hugs Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini in New Delhi, India. A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. In less than a week, at least nine women journalists have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior when he was a newspaper editor in Kolkata and Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan stands wife his wife Kiran Rao at their residence in Mumbai, India. On October 10, actor and heavyweight Bollywood producer Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao put out a statement saying that they were “committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in.” In a Tweet, Khan said they were about to begin work with someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct and the matter is pending in court. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
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