AMMA revises bylaw prioritising women’s safety

Actors Mohanlal and Maniyanpilla Raju

Kochi: Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) president Mohanlal and general secretary Edavela Babu have said that the AMMA bylaw has been revised, giving priority to women's safety, as per the Supreme Court guidelines. They were talking to the media in Kochi after the annual general body meeting on Sunday.

The AMMA office-bearers said that the policy amendment was done after discussions on the demands raised by the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), including the formation of an internal committee. A five-member internal committee will be set up to prevent atrocities against women. The committee will include an external member.

Edavela Babu also said that WCC members Revathy and Padmapriya have expressed satisfaction over modifying the bylaw. However, Mohanlal said that it is up to those who have resigned from AMMA to decide whether to return to the association.

AMMA has also decided to take action against members who get involved in drug cases.

AMMA election: Maniyanpilla Raju wins

The election to select the new vice-presidents and the 11-member executive committee of the AMMA was also held on Sunday. Maniyanpilla Raju, who contested independently against the official panel for the post of vice-president, won.

Among those who contested from the official panel, Shwetha Menon won but Asha Sharath lost. In the election to the executive committee too, two members who contested against the official panel won.

Baburaj, Lena, Manju Pillai, Rachana Narayanankutty, Sudheer Karamana, Surabhi Lakshmi, Tini Tom, Tovino Thomas, and Unni Mukundan are those from the official panel who have been elected to the 11-member executive committee.

Official panel members Nivin Pauly and Honey Rose were defeated by Lal and Vijay Babu. Nasser Latheef who contested against the official panel was defeated.

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