AAP adopts Visakha guidelines on sexual exploitation

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Aam Aadmi Party today said it adopted Vishakha guidlines, set by the Supreme Court, and formed a committee to look into possible cases of sexual exploitation in the party.

"Aam Aadmi Party is the first party in the country to adopt Vishakha guidelines prescribed by the Supreme Court. We will soon put the guidelines in the public domain," said party spokesperson Sanjay Pandey in a press conference.

As per the Supreme Court guidelines, any organisation with more than 20 women should have a three-member committee to look into the cases of exploitation, if any, and take necessary discplinary action. Two of these should be from within the organisation while one an outsider.

The committee comprises two party members while the third member is an outsider.

The party has nominated Atishi Marlena, a key member of the policy and manifesto committee of the party and Preeti Sharma-Menon from Mumbai who has been an active member of the India Against Corruption movement.

The party nominated Leela Ramdas, social activist and wife of retired Navy chief Laxminarayan Ramdas as the third member of the committee.

"If we come across any case in the country in which if there are complaints related to exploitation of women, then this platform will review such cases and take necessary disciplinary action.

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