Nimrat Kaur Talks About Legal System & Harassment

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Why are Bollywood actresses not naming and shaming their sexual assaulters and harassers as openly as their Hollywood counterparts? Actress Nimrat Kaur says before women are questioned about it, the legal system has to be “watertight” and give victims the support and confidence to be fearless.

Sexual abuse has been at the centre of attention in Hollywood as prominent names from the industry have come out and spoken against how men in power take advantage of women. It all began when several women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Asked why no names are taken against sexual offenders in Bollywood, Nimrat told IANS in recorded response from Mumbai, “In order for women to come out about harassment in work environments in India, the legal system has to be watertight and it has to be able to give the support and that absolute sense of fearlessness to any victim anywhere, who has gone through any kind of abuse or harassment.”

he said sexual harassment needs to be looked into at a “deeper level before women are questioned as to why they don’t come out with offences that have been made against them”. “We as a society need to get stronger and more solid and instil that fearlessness into women,” she added.