NCW seeks footage of Mika's party
Rakhi has complained to NCW that she was sexually assaulted by Mika, saying he forcibly kissed her at his birthday.india Updated: Jun 19, 2006 15:03 IST
Taking a strong view of Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant's complaint of sexual assault against pop singer Mika, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday sought tape of the party where the incident took place to explore the possibility of action against those who made slight of the "forced kiss".
"We have asked TV channels to send us footage of the party as we want to identify the guests who made fun of the incident. Action should be taken against all those who made slight of it," NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas told reporters in New Delhi.
"What we have seen on TV has left us stunned. It is clearly a case of sexual assault," she said.
Emphasising that every girl should take training in self-defence to deal with such situations, Vyas said had she been in Sawant's place, "I would have slapped him (Mika) then and there."
The Commission, taking cognisance of a complaint submitted by Sawant against Mika, has sought a report from Mumbai police on the action taken on an FIR lodged by the Bollywood performer in the matter.
"It is not a matter of an individual or of Rakhi alone. This is a symbolic case through which we want to make it clear that women cannot be treated as objects," Vyas said.
Sawant has complained to the NCW that she was sexually assaulted by Mika, saying he "forcibly kissed" her at his birthday bash.