This week, a court granted Alok Nath advance bail in the case that accused him of alleged violation against him by the writer and director Vinta Nanda.
Vinta expresses no disappointment when he says: “I have not yet read the court order, but I think the advance bail given to you is under certain conditions.” Alok Nath can not leave the country and can not be seen anywhere in the country. periphery of Where I live, are two of the conditions established by the judge among others “.
She says she is happy with what the law decides. “I trust the judicial process and I am grateful that Judge Oza has given my lawyers Dhruti Kapadia, Kunal Tiwari and Faranaaz Karbhari permission to intervene and present a written presentation on my behalf, which gave me the privilege of responding to the request made by the Alok Nath team on December 14, 2018, requesting an Anticipatory Deposit.
They tried to slander and embarrass me in their request and, after that, I said what I had to do in my written presentation. My answer has been taken into account and registered. Now the law will follow its own course. ”
Vinta recognizes that this legal movement means a respite for the accused. “Alok Nath can come out of hiding after more than eight weeks and face the law, I suppose.”
Vinta is happy with the progress made by the MeToo movement in India. “There has been a seismic shift and the system now includes and legitimizes women in the workforce.” The industry has been restructured at all levels to include the Internal Complaint Committees (ICC) in all associations, studies, networks and production houses, which from now on will ensure that women in the workplace are safe from their work without having to worry about basic services such as toilets, etc., and fear being exploited and / or violated. The previous thing that I say has happened in the last three months, have you asked for more? ”
She also feels relieved that victims of sexual assault can now speak. “Women will no longer have to fear having to suffer in silence when injustice is imposed on them.
But we still have a long way to go. We are a country in which marital rape is authorized because it is not criminalized. More than 80% of married women are vulnerable to rape. It is a very disturbing reality. It’s because there are some men who believe that they can get away with anything they do at home, that they are emboldened in their homes and in the workplace. “