Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan and Geethu Mohandas resign from AMMA following Dileep’s return
Founding members of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan and Geethu Mohandas have reportedly resigned from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) on Wednesday, following AMMA’s decision to take back rape accused Dileep into the association.
The actor is the eighth accused in a case of kidnapping and sexual assault of a popular Malayalam actress. According to reports, the first person to resign from the film body was the survivor who was brutally assaulted in February 2017.
"It is meaningless to continue in this organisation,” wrote the victim in a statement after announcing her decision to resign from AMMA.
Others who stepped down from AMMA are actors Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeeshan and actor/director Geetu Mohandas.
Geetu Mohandas in her note to the film body said, "I am resigning from AMMA. I should have done this long back. I had understood when I was a working committee member of AMMA that it is tough to question AMMA's decisions when being a part of it. AMMA needs people who follow the decision of the leadership without questioning. Our voices are getting drowned there. We cannot allow that anymore. I stand with my friend and will fight AMMA's such irresponsible actions from outside."
Remya Nambeeshan said, "Resigning from AMMA. My resignation is to protest the highly irresponsible stance taken in view of the current circumstances. The organisation has taken a very deceitful and inhuman stance against our colleague who has suffered a gruesome assault. Primarily, I believe in being a good human being. Let justice prevail."