Relief to Sajid Khan of Federation of Western India Cine Employees
Relief to Sajid Khan of FWICE: A letter written in favour of Union Minister Anurag Thakur, said- the director has completed his sentence
There is a huge controversy over the entry of Sajid Khan in Bigg Boss 16. Meanwhile, many people associated with the industry are demanding to take him out of the show. Meanwhile, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees i.e. FWICE has supported Sajid. Supporting the director, FWICE has written a letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur. In the letter, FWICE took the side of Sajid and said that the director was banned for one year, he has already served his sentence. The ban imposed on him has been lifted since March 2019.
The letter from FWICE has come in response to a letter addressed to Anurag by Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal. In the letter, Swati demanded Sajid's exclusion from Bigg Boss 16 citing multiple allegations of sexual harassment against her.
In a letter to Anurag Thakur, FWICE said – The Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) had received complaints against Sajid, after which IFTDA suggested a one-year ban on him. In view of the allegations against Sajid, both FWICE and IFTDA had ordered a ban on him after an investigation by the Posh Committee. In the letter, FWICE further said that Sajid cooperated well during the investigation. Not only this, but Sajid also accepted the decision of the POSH committee. Even during the ban, his behaviour with people was fine. In view of this, FWICE lifted the ban on Sajid Khan on 14 March 2019. So now Sajid Khan can start his career again.
Further in the letter, FWICE said- 'During the investigation, Sajid had to go through many humiliations. A human being who has already served his sentence and has followed all the rules. He cannot be tried again for the same offence nor can he be punished again. So they should be allowed to start work again.
FWICE further said in the letter – Sajid has every right to survive and earn his livelihood. That's why he has joined the Big Boss show. So allow them to work and do not initiate any action against them as appealed by the Delhi Commission for Women.
In fact, in the year 2018, Sajid was accused of sexual abuse by 10 women under the Me Too movement. Due to this, the Indian Film and Television Association banned Sajid for a year. In such a situation, after a long time, Sajid has once again returned with Bigg Boss. Though controversy erupted as soon as he enters Bigg Boss, many film personalities objected to Sajid being on the show.