Maneka Gandhi, Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development has apparently blamed Bollywood movies for rise in crime against women recently. Raveena Tandon whose movie Maatr, deals with rape and justice for a victim tagged Maneka in her post which stated, “To some of those who found” #Maatr” queasy. That was the intention, to disturb. But below is Harsh reality. Time to Act.@Manekagandhibjp” (sic) Raveena also posted a picture of report where an elderly woman was raped by a watchman of her building in Mumbai.
Maneka replied to Raveena and said, “Yes, @TandonRaveena ji. I am also as appalled by such incidents. We are working to change the mindset through a number of initiatives.” (Sic) To this Raveena wrote, “Yes ma, law amendments steps need to b taken aggressively. Fast track courts, nonbailable offences, eg set in conviction if proved guilty.”(Sic)