For the past few days, former and current school students have been exposing teachers who have done sexual abuse and harasment. The #MeToo wave in schools have exposed several predators. Kamal Haasan has now reacted to it and said that the government should set up a committee to look up the issue. He also added that this should not be diverted to caste.
His statement read, "It is shocking and saddening to learn about the incident at the private school where a teacher himself has misbehaved with the students. The incident also brings down the trust in the education institutions since there is an accusation that the schools did not pay attention despite students giving complaints to them. After the students of a particular school came out, the sexual harassment allegations are coming from other schools as well. Hence, Tamil Nadu government should immediately set up an exclusive investigation committee to handle the issue on a war-footing. I am seeing that the issue is being diverted as a caste-based issue for short-term political gains. If the crime is not spoken about and if the intensity of the crime is diverted then there is a chance that it will favour the accused. No matter from which caste the accused is from he should be severely punished. We all as an intellectual society should protest and ensure justice."