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Look who's come to Rakhi's rescue

June 19, 2006 15:48 IST

The National Commission for Women on Monday asked television channels to send footage of the party where pop singer Mika allegedly forced a kiss on actor Rakhi Sawant.

The commission said it will explore the possibility of action against those who made slight of the issue.

"We want to identify the guests who made fun of the incident. Action should be taken against all of them," NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said.

"What we have seen on TV has left us stunned. It is clearly a case of sexual assault," she said.

Emphasising that every girl should take training in self-defence to deal with such situations, Vyas said had she been in Sawant's place, she would have slapped Mika.

The commission, taking cognisance of a complaint submitted by Sawant against Mika, has sought also a report from the Mumbai police on the action taken on an first information report filed by the Bollywood performer in the matter.

"It is not a matter of an individual or of Rakhi alone. This is a symbolic case through which we want to make it clear that women cannot be treated as objects," Vyas said.

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