KSHRC acting Chairperson P Mohandas has also sought an explanation from KELSA.

Actor Urvashi gets human rights notice for rude behaviour on talk show
news Media Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:11

Actor Urvashi has been asked to give an explanation for her alleged misbehaviour with the participants of a talk show hosted by her on Kairali TV, by the Kerala State Human Rights Commission. 

KSHRC has also sent a notice to the Managing Director of the channel.

The show named Jeevitham Sakshi, deals mainly with family disputes and personal issues of the people. Officials from the Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KELSA) who are also present on the show, help in providing solutions.

The complaint against the actor alleges that Urvashi behaves rudely with the participants, most of who are from economically and socially backward groups and are not aware about legal matters. It said that Urvasi shouts at them often.

Earlier itself, there have been complaints against such programs on TV. Amritha TV’s Kathayallithu Jeevitham, hosted by yesteryear actor Vidhubala and Jeevitham Sakshi of Kairali have been facing the heat of criticism as they publicly discussed the personal lives of people, mainly from socially disadvantaged groups.

KELSA officials are present in both the programs on Amritha and Kairali.

The Times of India report says that the KSHRC acting Chairperson P Mohandas has also sought an explanation from KELSA. KSHRC has given one month’s time to respond to their notice and the next hearing would be on December 9.

The KSHRC directive is based on a complaint filed by one Shefin Kowdiar on behalf of the Royal Kowdiar Protection Forum.


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