The CPI (M) party secretariat in a statement criticised the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) for reinstating Dileep, and said that the decision was wrong.
AMMA had earlier this week decided to reinstate actor Dileep, even though he was chargesheeted as accused number eight in a case of kidnap and sexual assault of a female actor in February 2017.
Days after pressure mounted on AMMA to revoke their decision, the CPI (M) on Friday said that AMMA should have avoided this action, that portrayed it as an organisation taking an anti-women stance.
‘As an organisation which should be cautious about safety of women, the move to reinstate Dileep has led to critisism against the organisation, and has thereby tainted it’s image as a body that is supposed to ensure the safety of women.
Everyone is committed to respect the emotion of a woman who was subjected to a heinous crime and that representatives of AMMA shall realise the social consequences and take appropriate decision’, CPI (M) said.
“One should not react to AMMA, by taking into consideration, the political leanings of its members. Whatever field it may be, the Left strongly believes that women should be given due respect. This is also why the LDF government has taken an unbiased and just stand in the case of the woman actor’s abduction. Since the general public is aware of this, efforts by some to criticise the Left will not be successful,” the party said.
Party also added that it hopes AMMA will rise to be an organisation that will help develop cinema.