KR Sreenivas, the resident editor of Hyderabad Times of India, has resigned from his post who was named of sexual misconduct nearly seven women. Confirming about the development, ToI Editorial Director Jaideep Bose has said that KR Sreenivas has resigned. Notably, the women levelled charges of sexual misconduct to sending lewd messages by Srinivas. After the women sent a petition to ToI, Sreenivas was sent on administrate leave till the inquiry was completed against him.
TOI Editor KR Sreenivas Resigns
“TOI is committed to providing all colleagues with a safe and conducive work environment, free of sexual harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the internal complaints committee of BCCL is looking into concerns that have been brought to our notice about KR Sreenivas. To ensure a fair and impartial inquiry, he has been asked to proceed on administrative leave pending closure of the inquiry. Please be assured that the committee is completely independent in its functioning,” an email sent out to TOI employees had stated.
The #MeToo movement started after comedian Utsav Chakraborty of AIB fame was accused of sexual misconduct. Later several women journalists kick-started by Sandhya Menon came forward and named and shamed the harassers on the social media platform. From the cinema fields, singer Chinmayi is also lending support and vocal on the movement.