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Kochi:

The Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) will witness a structural change and had decided to form an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). The decision was taken at a meeting held at Kochi, yesterday.

Other amendments that AMMA has made in its by-laws are – reservation for women members in the executive committee and the introduction of a policy aimed at curbing members from talking against the Mollywood body in public.

“We are following the Supreme Court’s guidelines. These issues were discussed in the previous meeting and it will be tabled in the upcoming general body meeting. We will also seek suggestions and improvements and once it is finalised, we will be registering the internal committee,” AMMA general secretary Edavela Babu said.

Regarding reservations, Babu says, “Women can contest in all 17 posts of AMMA, and as per the SC ruling, there have to be at least four women in top posts. The vice president of AMMA will also be a woman.”

“The current committee was elected last year and their term will expire in 2021. From the next term onwards, we will be following this,” he added.

Currently, three women are part of the AMMA governing body.

The decision comes months after the members of Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) raised allegations against the organisation that it lacks a cell to resolve issues related to women in the industry.

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