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NCW asks Goa police to act against Madhu Kishwar

Acting on a complaint of Congress Youth wing NSUI, National Commission for Women on Monday wrote to Goa police to act against activist Madhu Kishwar for "revealing" the name of the woman journalist who has accused Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal of sexual assault.



New Delhi: Acting on a complaint of Congress Youth wing NSUI, National Commission for Women on Monday wrote to Goa police to act against activist Madhu Kishwar for "revealing" the name of the woman journalist who has accused Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal of sexual assault.

Hasiba Amin, president of the Goa unit of NSUI and NSUI national secretary Angellica Aribam today wrote a complaint letter to NCW against Kishwar alleging she had revealed the names of the victim in the Tehelka sexual assault case on social media websites Twitter and Facebook.

Holding that it is an act punishable under section 228 A of IPC, they said maintaining the privacy of the victim in such cases, particularly with a case of such high media attention, is highly essential.

"With more than 40 thousand followers on Twitter and about 3000 followers and an equal number of friends on Facebook, the name of the victim is bound to be seen by enough people to make the victim`s identity public...Kishwar had tweeted the full name of the victim on November 22, soon after the Tehelka episode came to light," the NSUI said in the complaint.

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