#MeToo Movement: Maneka Gandhi Says 'Happy That It Started in India', Hopes It Won't Go Out of Control
Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi | (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, October 8: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday spoke out on the #MeToo movement in India. Commenting on the rise in #MeToo incidents, where victims are coming out in the open and sharing their experience of sexual harassment by naming and shaming the accused, Gandhi said that she was happy that the movement started in India. "I'm very happy that it has started. I hope it won't go out of control in the sense that we target people who've offended us in some way. But I think women are responsible, and anger at sexual molestation never goes away," Gandhi said. #MeToo in India: Journalist and Assistant Director out Rajat Kapoor’s Sexual Misconduct.

She further added, "You'll always remember the person who did it which is why, we've written to Law Ministry that complaints should be without any time limit. You can now complain 10-15 yrs later doesn't matter how much later. If you're going to complain the avenue is still open."

Ministry of Women and Child Development is mulling over increasing the time limit for lodging complaints of sexual harassment to 30 years. Nana Patekar CANCELS Press Conference to Address Sexual Harassment Allegations on Him, Actor to Go the Legal Way.

According to an ANI report, Gandhi was quoted as saying, "What we would like to do is to get this government to raise the age to file a complaint in the matter so that those who were molested as children can complain till 30 years of age." The Minister's statement has come amidst the furore over actress Tanushree Dutta accusing Nana Patekar of inappropriate behaviour on the sets of a film in 2008.

(With additional inputs from ANI)