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DCW chief gets rape threats after demanding removal of Sajid Khan from Big Boss

By: Divya Thearia

12 October 2022 (New Delhi): Swati Maliwal, the head of the Delhi Commission for Women, alleged on Wednesday that she has been receiving rape threats on her Instagram account ever since she spoke out against filmmaker Sajid Khan being on Bigg Boss. The chairperson revealed a screenshot of her Instagram direct messages and claimed she had been getting rape threats. “Obviously, they want to stop our work. I have complained to the Delhi Police. Register the FIR and investigate. “Arrest those who are behind this,” Swati Maliwal tweeted.

Rape allegations made on Sajid Khan

Due to allegations of sexual harassment made against him by numerous women, Sajid Khan’s participation in Bigg Boss has sparked a significant uproar. Swati Maliwal demanded in a letter to the information and broadcasting ministries that they should take action to remove him from the show.

“The allegations against Sajid Khan are extremely serious in nature and should be investigated at the earliest. Under no circumstances should such alleged sexual offenders be promoted on national television or OTT platforms, “Maliwal wrote in her letter. 

Getting a platform like Bigg Boss gives Sajid Khan an “undue opportunity to whitewash his wrongs and be relaunched among Indian audiences,” the DCW chief wrote. “The allegations against Sajid Khan are extremely serious in nature and should be investigated at the earliest. Under no circumstances should such alleged sexual offenders be promoted on national television or OTT platforms, “she said. “It also disrespects and invalidates those women who spoke out against his inappropriate sexual advances. They are upcoming celebrities in Bollywood and risked their careers to come forward and complain against abuse by an authority figure,” she added.

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