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FIR Against Hari Padman After Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface By Kalakshetra Alumni

This week, Sexual Harrassment allegations rocked prestigious classical arts institute in Chennai Kalakshetra. Amid the continuous protest by students of the institute seeking action against the accused, an FIR was registered against Hari Padman, one of the four people who have been accused of sexual harassment at Kalakshetra Foundation’s Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts in Chennai. He has been booked by the Tamil Nadu police under IPC Sections 354A (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation) and Section 4 (penalty for harassment of woman) of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act. This action comes on the second day of continuous protests by the students of Kalakshetra against the sexual harassment accused, and against the institution for their inaction. Hari Padman is likely to be called in for questioning soon. Hari Padman has been accused of sexually harassing several students over the years. Kalakshetra is a Union government-funded institution and has been declared an institute of national importance. Several students have accused the institution of propagating a toxic culture, and many allegations of sexual harassment were levelled against four faculty members: Hari Padman, Sanjith Lal, Sai Krishnan, and Sreenath. Chief Minister MK Stalin addressed the allegations in the Assembly on Friday and promised legal action if they were found to be true.

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