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SC junks PIL seeking extension of Visakha guidelines to religious institutions

SC junks PIL seeking extension of Visakha guidelines to religious institutions

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to implement Visakha guidelines in religious institutions. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Male Rape: Making the System Neutral

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence While gender-specific laws against perpetrators of sexual assaults must continue, those in favour of victims should become gender-neutral By Venkatasubramanian...
Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI

Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Stop Malicious Tarnishing

Above: Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI While the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act is a...
A protest by young people from the Northeast against racial attacks and violence in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI

Soft Targets

Above: A protest by young people from the Northeast against racial attacks and violence in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI A recent study shows that Racism tops the...
The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Ranjan Gogoi Case: Question of Credibility

Above: The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Following a complaint against the...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

SC In-House Committee Refuses to Make Report Public, Finds “No Substance” in allegations against...

The in-house panel of the Supreme Court held that the charges of sexual harassment by former SC employee against CJI Ranjan Gogoi had ‘no...
Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in Sexual Harassment

Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in...

Section 144 was imposed around the Supreme Court premises after women lawyers and activists  took to protests against the procedure adopted to deal with...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

SC refutes newspaper report saying that Justices Nariman, Chandrachud met Justice Bobde to discuss...

The Supreme Court has released a press release (see below) saying that a leading daily (name withheld) which published a report stating that two...
M J Akbar

#MeToo: M J Akbar records his statements before court, deems Ramani’s allegations as “defamatory”

M J Akbar on Saturday appeared before the court of the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal in connection with his defamation...
Sexual harassment charges Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

Delhi HC issues notice to state police, asks why chargesheet has not been filed...

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea filed by eight women research scholars of JNU for not...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice in the Dock

Above: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya The charges against the...
Justice N V Ramana

Recusal meant to tell nation that there need be no fears about probity in...

Justice NV Ramana on Thursday recused himself from the inquiry committee constituted on April 23 to probe into sexual harassment charges against CJI Ranjan...
Supreme Court

SC constitutes a committee headed by Retd SC judge to probe into advocate claims...

The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a committee headed by Retired Supreme Court judge Justice A K Patnaik to probe into the details contained...
Supreme Court

SC Accuses “Rich And Powerful” Of Trying To Run Apex Court, Says “They...

The Supreme Court will give orders at 2 pm today whether  investigations are required to probe the charges made by lawyer Utsav Bains that...
Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked advocate Utsav Bains to file additional affidavit in support of his allegation that three former employees of  the...
Supreme Court

SC Bench To Meet At 3 pm After “Deliberations” with Chiefs of CBI, IB...

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court will meet again at 3 pm on Wednesday after it held deliberations with the CBI director,...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Panel of Three SC Judges To Meet On Friday To Look Into Sexual Harassment...

A three member committee of Supreme Court judges formed to look into into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi: SC seeks response from advocate who alleged dirty...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Utsav Bains, the advocate who claimed that there is a plot to frame up the Chief Justice Ranjan...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

I Spoke Out About CJI Only To Save My Family: Ex SC Woman Staffer

The woman employee of the Supreme Court who filed a complaint against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi alleging sexual harassment has said...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC constitutes a special bench to adjudicate a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan...

A bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra, Sanjiv Khanna on Saturday constituted a special bench to adjudicate into sexual harassment complaint...
Senior advocate Indira Jaising has stated that there are different standards for judging male and female advocates/Photo: Anil Shakya

Should Judges Have a Feminine Approach?

Above: Senior advocate Indira Jaising has stated that there are different standards for judging male and female advocates/Photo: Anil Shakya In a male-dominated legal profession,...
Delhi High Court

Plea challenges CBFC’s issuance of cuts, insertions in movie #Metoo

By Kunal Rao A plea has been filed in the Delhi High court challenging the decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) seeking...
A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com

CCTV Cameras: A Salve or a Nuisance?

Above: A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com In a move to curb sexual harassment, a judge of the Madras HC...
A representative pic depicting sexual harassment at workplace/Photo: Anil Shakya

Time Limit For Filing Sexual Harassment Complaints May Be Waived

Above: A representative pic depicting sexual harassment at workplace/Photo: Anil Shakya A government committee headed by a special secretary in the Union Home ministry is...

Sexual Harassment at Work: No Sextortion, Please

Above: A group of women doing traditional Kashmiri embroidery on the outskirts of Srinagar/Photo: UNI In a move to protect women in the light of...
Bangalore Lawyers Accused of Harassing Intern Who Later Died Get Anticipatory Bail

Bangalore Lawyers Accused of Harassing Intern Who Later Died Get Anticipatory Bail

Two Bangalore based lawyers who were accused of sexually harassing an intern in their law firm have managed to get anticipatory bail. The law graduate...
Advocate-s-dress-code

SC Adjourns By Six Weeks Resigned Women Judge’s Plea For Reinstatement

The Supreme Court has adjourned by six weeks a petition by a former woman additional sessions judge who had sought job reinstatement  after she...
MeToo

SC refuses to interfere in the PIL seeking FIR registration against perpetrators named in...

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the PIL seeking registration of FIRs against whom sexual harassment charges have been leveled in...
The main object behind cyber stalking is sexual harassment

Cyber Stalking: Fatal Attraction

Above: The main object behind cyber stalking is sexual harassment With the advent of the internet, cyber crimes have increased. Victims need to know that...

Vishakha Guidelines: False Prophets

Above: (clockwise from left) Baba Ram Rahim, Bishop Franco, Asaram Bapu and Daati Maharaj A PIL filed in the Supreme Court cites recent cases of...

MJ Akbar denies rape allegations by Pallavi Gogoi, says it was consensual relationship

MJ Akbar’s wife, Mallika, also issues statement saying Gogoi caused unhappiness and discord in her home 20 years ago Former Union minister MJ Akbar has...

#MeToo: US-based Indian-origin scribe alleges MJ Akbar raped her 23 years ago

Pallavi Gogoi is presently the chief business editor of America’s National Public Radio; she worked with Akbar at the Asian Age newspaper in Delhi...
MJ Akbar

#MeToo: MJ Akbar records testimony in defamation case against Priya Ramani

Former Union minister for external affairs reiterates that Ramani’s comments accusing him of being a sexual predator are baseless and defamatory Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar recorded...
Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

The Tata Group has fired high profile marketing professional Suhel Seth, as a consultant for the company following allegations of sexual harassment by several...
Sueing-for-Silence

MEDIA WATCH

Suing for Silence With his involvement in the Rafale deal creating the most controversy—and subsequently getting the most media coverage—Anil Ambani first tried to gag...
PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted a PIL that sought the extension of the Vishakha guidelines to religious places, including ‘ashrams’, ‘madrasas’ and Catholic...
#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

Group of Ministers headed by Rajnath Singh to recommend effective roadmap to address issues related to sexual harassment at workplace In what is a direct...
“Internal Complaints Committees Often Stall the Inquiry Process

“Internal Complaints Committees Often Stall the Inquiry Process”

Above: Tahini Bhushan Amid the growing chorus of sexual harassment complaints, several professionals such as lawyers, therapists and psychologists, have come forward to offer services...
Nuns Who Protested Against Alleged “Rapist” Bishop Asked To Leave Convent

Priest who complained against Bishop Franco Mulakkal found dead in church premises

A priest who had filed a complaint against Bishop Franco Mulakkal was found dead in Jalandhar on Monday morning. 60-year-old father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found...
M J Akbar

DELHI DURBAR

INTERNAL RELATIONS Despite his aggressive approach and filing of a defamation suit ag­ainst one of his many accusers, Mobashar Jawed Akbar, the external affairs minister...
Preventive Measures

Preventive Measures

By Dilip Bobb Across the country, in bedrooms and boardrooms, and newsrooms turned into Noose-rooms, there is a huge churning as people learn to...
M J Akbar

MJ Akbar Case: The Defamation Defence

Above: MJ Akbar, former MoS for External Affairs, will fight out allegations levelled at him by journalist Priya Ramani The former Union minister MJ Akbar’s...
A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo

#MeToo: Time is of Essence

Above: A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo It is important for women in MeToo movement to...
Daati Maharaj

SC to hear plea by Daati Maharaj challenging CBI probe into sexual harassment allegations...

The apex court is likely to hear plea filed by Daati Maharaj challenging the order of Delhi HC of transferring case to CBI to...
Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

A Delhi court has framed charges against RK Pachauri, the former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in a sexual harassment...
NCW’s special #MeToo email ID for reporting harassment cases

NCW’s special #MeToo email ID for reporting harassment cases

The National Commission for Women on Thursday urged women to send their #MeToo stories to their dedicated email ID: ncw.metoo@gmail.com. based on  which action...
Director Vikas Bahl files Rs 10 cr defamation suit against ex partners

Director Vikas Bahl files Rs 10 cr defamation suit against ex partners

Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee of Phantom Films, has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation...
#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

A barrage of allegations of sexual harassment have been made by women journos against the journalist-turned-politician, he has sought legal remedy With more and more...
END OF IMPUNITY: Thanks to (from left) Sandhya Menon, Tanushree Dutta, Nasreen Khan, Priya Ramani and a few more good women

The Floccinaucinihilipilification of #MeToo

~By Sucheta Dasgupta By focussing on the legal way forward for the women complainants and worrying about the future of the #MeToo movement, are we...
NSUI chief steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations

NSUI chief steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations

Fairoz Khan, the national president of National Student Union of India (NSUI) has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment and...
MJ Akbar files defamation suit against scribe Priya Ramani

MJ Akbar files defamation suit against scribe Priya Ramani

  Junior Foreign Affairs Minister MJ Akbar, accused by several women journalists of having sexually harassed them during his stint as editor at several publications,...
#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

The worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics are in turmoil as a list of prominent editors, actors, influencers and politicians are exposed by those...
#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

A clutch of gutsy women break their silence over sexual abuse and harassment by their male bosses and trigger a #MeToo  movement in India...
JNU

Delhi HC dismisses PIL challenging JNU’s Internal Complaints Committee constitution

The Delhi High Court on Monday (August 27) dismissed a PIL challenging the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) formed by the Executive Committee...
Sexual Harassment Case: Work Ethics

Sexual Harassment Case: Work Ethics

Above: A judge of the MP High Court was in 2014 accused of sexual harassment A former MP district judge has sought job reinstatement, saying...
Manhandling of woman lawyer: Delhi HC asks Tis Hazari Bar Association secretary to be present on next date of hearing

Manhandling of woman lawyer: Delhi HC asks Tis Hazari Bar Association secretary to be...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has asked Jaiveer Singh Chauhan, Secretary, Tis Hazari Bar Association to be present...
Delhi HC: An FIR under Sec 498A can be registered at the same place where victim is living not necessarily where the marriage is consummated

Delhi HC: A FIR under Sec 498A can be registered at the same place...

Above: Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi (file pic) ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has noted that it was...
Cultural constructs surrounding the behaviour of colleagues belonging to opposite sexes need to be reset and reimagined/Photo Courtesy: highereducationplus.com

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act: POSH Retribution

Above: Cultural constructs surrounding the behaviour of colleagues belonging to opposite sexes need to be reset and reimagined/Photo Courtesy: highereducationplus.com In a world where men...
SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at Tis Hazari

SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed Delhi High Court to form a committee under the Sexual Harassment of...
Asaram Bapu found guilty of rape

Asaram Bapu found guilty of rape

At a makeshift trial court in Jodhpur, Judge Madhusudhan Sharma on Wednesday (April 25) found that rapist and self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was guilty of rape....
SC to hear demand for CBI probe into suicide of 15-yr-old Ahlcon Public School girl

SC to hear demand for CBI probe into suicide of 15-yr-old Ahlcon Public School...

A plea has been filed on Tuesday (March 27) in the Supreme Court pertaining to the recent alleged suicide of 15-year-old girl studying in...
Tarun Tejpal (file picture)

Justice Nageswara Rao recuses himself from Tarun Tejpal case

Above: Tarun Tejpal (file picture) Justice L Nageswara Rao on Monday (March 26) recused himself from the case of Tarun Tejpal vs the State of...
All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi

Crimes Against Women: Guided by Gender?

Above: All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi Increasing rape and gender cases bring to the fore the question whether...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Sexual assault of minor girls at Rohini ashram: Delhi HC expresses anguish at the...

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday (February 8) dealing with the sexual assault of minor girls at Rohini-based...
SC dismisses sexual harassment plea by lawyer, says come under Art 226

SC dismisses sexual harassment plea by lawyer, says come under Art 226

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Mohan M Shantanagoudar on Monday (January 29) dismissed an appeal by a lawyer Seema Sapra,...
A representative image of sexual harassment/Photo: Anil Shakya

A Knotty Problem

Above: A representative image of sexual harassment/Photo: Anil Shakya A panel probing sexual harassment charges against the MP judge has found “insufficient” material to impeach...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI

MP Govt bill on death for rape of girls under 12 will have a...

Above: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s proposed bill to impose death penalty on rapists of...
While Kevin Spacey (far left) has admitted to being a paedophile, Bill Cosby (middle) reportedly assaulted over 16 women. Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News over a harassment scandal

Sexual Harassment: Climate Change in America

Above: While Kevin Spacey (far left) has admitted to being a paedophile, Bill Cosby (middle) reportedly assaulted over 16 women. Bill O’Reilly was fired...
Harvey Weinstein Fallout: The Power of Predators

Harvey Weinstein Fallout: The Power of Predators

The Weinstein case exemplifies the double standard that defines 21st century America where the powerful think they are invincible ~By Kenneth Tiven in Washington In the...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Sexual Offences: Leering at a Child is Punishable

The Bombay High Court has said that looking at a minor boy or a girl with a sexual intention will invite the provisions of...
Tarun Tejpal

Tarun Tejpal charged with rape, sexual harassment; trial from Sep. 28

Senior Journalist Tarun Tejpal, founder of Tehelka, has been charged with serious sections of the Indian Penal Code. They include, overall, rape and sexual...
India Legal show: Is SHe-box enough of a deterrent in offices?

India Legal show: Is SHe-box enough of a deterrent in offices?

The recent India Legal show deliberated upon the contentious issue of sexual harassment and mental torture on women in organisation vis-à-vis SHe-box portal for...
Sexual harassment case sent back to magistrate by SC

Sexual harassment case sent back to magistrate by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul on May 4 sent back the case filed...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...

Delhi Police file 1400 page chargesheet against TERI executive chairman R K Pachauri

The Delhi Police today filed a chargesheet against former TERI chairman R K Pachauri in a sexual harassment case filed by his former colleague....

Will There Be Another Cover -Up? Hounded By His Past…

TERI’s chief faces a fresh barrage of sexual harassment charges even as he digs in his heels and refuses to quit despite mounting evidence...

'sexual harassment' - 76 News Results

SC junks PIL seeking extension of Visakha guidelines to religious institutions

SC junks PIL seeking extension of Visakha guidelines to religious institutions

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to implement Visakha guidelines in religious institutions. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Male Rape: Making the System Neutral

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence While gender-specific laws against perpetrators of sexual assaults must continue, those in favour of victims should become gender-neutral By Venkatasubramanian...
Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI

Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Stop Malicious Tarnishing

Above: Activists holding a protest after the panel gave a clean chit to the CJI/Photo: UNI While the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act is a...
A protest by young people from the Northeast against racial attacks and violence in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI

Soft Targets

Above: A protest by young people from the Northeast against racial attacks and violence in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI A recent study shows that Racism tops the...
The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Ranjan Gogoi Case: Question of Credibility

Above: The recent turn of events has cast a shadow over the apex court; (inset) CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Following a complaint against the...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

SC In-House Committee Refuses to Make Report Public, Finds “No Substance” in allegations against...

The in-house panel of the Supreme Court held that the charges of sexual harassment by former SC employee against CJI Ranjan Gogoi had ‘no...
Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in Sexual Harassment

Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in...

Section 144 was imposed around the Supreme Court premises after women lawyers and activists  took to protests against the procedure adopted to deal with...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

SC refutes newspaper report saying that Justices Nariman, Chandrachud met Justice Bobde to discuss...

The Supreme Court has released a press release (see below) saying that a leading daily (name withheld) which published a report stating that two...
M J Akbar

#MeToo: M J Akbar records his statements before court, deems Ramani’s allegations as “defamatory”

M J Akbar on Saturday appeared before the court of the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal in connection with his defamation...
Sexual harassment charges Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

Delhi HC issues notice to state police, asks why chargesheet has not been filed...

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea filed by eight women research scholars of JNU for not...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice in the Dock

Above: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya The charges against the...
Justice N V Ramana

Recusal meant to tell nation that there need be no fears about probity in...

Justice NV Ramana on Thursday recused himself from the inquiry committee constituted on April 23 to probe into sexual harassment charges against CJI Ranjan...
Supreme Court

SC constitutes a committee headed by Retd SC judge to probe into advocate claims...

The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a committee headed by Retired Supreme Court judge Justice A K Patnaik to probe into the details contained...
Supreme Court

SC Accuses “Rich And Powerful” Of Trying To Run Apex Court, Says “They...

The Supreme Court will give orders at 2 pm today whether  investigations are required to probe the charges made by lawyer Utsav Bains that...
Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked advocate Utsav Bains to file additional affidavit in support of his allegation that three former employees of  the...
Supreme Court

SC Bench To Meet At 3 pm After “Deliberations” with Chiefs of CBI, IB...

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court will meet again at 3 pm on Wednesday after it held deliberations with the CBI director,...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Panel of Three SC Judges To Meet On Friday To Look Into Sexual Harassment...

A three member committee of Supreme Court judges formed to look into into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi: SC seeks response from advocate who alleged dirty...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Utsav Bains, the advocate who claimed that there is a plot to frame up the Chief Justice Ranjan...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

I Spoke Out About CJI Only To Save My Family: Ex SC Woman Staffer

The woman employee of the Supreme Court who filed a complaint against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi alleging sexual harassment has said...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC constitutes a special bench to adjudicate a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan...

A bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra, Sanjiv Khanna on Saturday constituted a special bench to adjudicate into sexual harassment complaint...
Senior advocate Indira Jaising has stated that there are different standards for judging male and female advocates/Photo: Anil Shakya

Should Judges Have a Feminine Approach?

Above: Senior advocate Indira Jaising has stated that there are different standards for judging male and female advocates/Photo: Anil Shakya In a male-dominated legal profession,...
Delhi High Court

Plea challenges CBFC’s issuance of cuts, insertions in movie #Metoo

By Kunal Rao A plea has been filed in the Delhi High court challenging the decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) seeking...
A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com

CCTV Cameras: A Salve or a Nuisance?

Above: A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com In a move to curb sexual harassment, a judge of the Madras HC...
A representative pic depicting sexual harassment at workplace/Photo: Anil Shakya

Time Limit For Filing Sexual Harassment Complaints May Be Waived

Above: A representative pic depicting sexual harassment at workplace/Photo: Anil Shakya A government committee headed by a special secretary in the Union Home ministry is...

Sexual Harassment at Work: No Sextortion, Please

Above: A group of women doing traditional Kashmiri embroidery on the outskirts of Srinagar/Photo: UNI In a move to protect women in the light of...
Bangalore Lawyers Accused of Harassing Intern Who Later Died Get Anticipatory Bail

Bangalore Lawyers Accused of Harassing Intern Who Later Died Get Anticipatory Bail

Two Bangalore based lawyers who were accused of sexually harassing an intern in their law firm have managed to get anticipatory bail. The law graduate...
Advocate-s-dress-code

SC Adjourns By Six Weeks Resigned Women Judge’s Plea For Reinstatement

The Supreme Court has adjourned by six weeks a petition by a former woman additional sessions judge who had sought job reinstatement  after she...
MeToo

SC refuses to interfere in the PIL seeking FIR registration against perpetrators named in...

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the PIL seeking registration of FIRs against whom sexual harassment charges have been leveled in...
The main object behind cyber stalking is sexual harassment

Cyber Stalking: Fatal Attraction

Above: The main object behind cyber stalking is sexual harassment With the advent of the internet, cyber crimes have increased. Victims need to know that...

Vishakha Guidelines: False Prophets

Above: (clockwise from left) Baba Ram Rahim, Bishop Franco, Asaram Bapu and Daati Maharaj A PIL filed in the Supreme Court cites recent cases of...

MJ Akbar denies rape allegations by Pallavi Gogoi, says it was consensual relationship

MJ Akbar’s wife, Mallika, also issues statement saying Gogoi caused unhappiness and discord in her home 20 years ago Former Union minister MJ Akbar has...

#MeToo: US-based Indian-origin scribe alleges MJ Akbar raped her 23 years ago

Pallavi Gogoi is presently the chief business editor of America’s National Public Radio; she worked with Akbar at the Asian Age newspaper in Delhi...
MJ Akbar

#MeToo: MJ Akbar records testimony in defamation case against Priya Ramani

Former Union minister for external affairs reiterates that Ramani’s comments accusing him of being a sexual predator are baseless and defamatory Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar recorded...
Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

The Tata Group has fired high profile marketing professional Suhel Seth, as a consultant for the company following allegations of sexual harassment by several...
Sueing-for-Silence

MEDIA WATCH

Suing for Silence With his involvement in the Rafale deal creating the most controversy—and subsequently getting the most media coverage—Anil Ambani first tried to gag...
PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted a PIL that sought the extension of the Vishakha guidelines to religious places, including ‘ashrams’, ‘madrasas’ and Catholic...
#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

Group of Ministers headed by Rajnath Singh to recommend effective roadmap to address issues related to sexual harassment at workplace In what is a direct...
“Internal Complaints Committees Often Stall the Inquiry Process

“Internal Complaints Committees Often Stall the Inquiry Process”

Above: Tahini Bhushan Amid the growing chorus of sexual harassment complaints, several professionals such as lawyers, therapists and psychologists, have come forward to offer services...
Nuns Who Protested Against Alleged “Rapist” Bishop Asked To Leave Convent

Priest who complained against Bishop Franco Mulakkal found dead in church premises

A priest who had filed a complaint against Bishop Franco Mulakkal was found dead in Jalandhar on Monday morning. 60-year-old father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found...
M J Akbar

DELHI DURBAR

INTERNAL RELATIONS Despite his aggressive approach and filing of a defamation suit ag­ainst one of his many accusers, Mobashar Jawed Akbar, the external affairs minister...
Preventive Measures

Preventive Measures

By Dilip Bobb Across the country, in bedrooms and boardrooms, and newsrooms turned into Noose-rooms, there is a huge churning as people learn to...
M J Akbar

MJ Akbar Case: The Defamation Defence

Above: MJ Akbar, former MoS for External Affairs, will fight out allegations levelled at him by journalist Priya Ramani The former Union minister MJ Akbar’s...
A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo

#MeToo: Time is of Essence

Above: A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo It is important for women in MeToo movement to...
Daati Maharaj

SC to hear plea by Daati Maharaj challenging CBI probe into sexual harassment allegations...

The apex court is likely to hear plea filed by Daati Maharaj challenging the order of Delhi HC of transferring case to CBI to...
Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

A Delhi court has framed charges against RK Pachauri, the former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in a sexual harassment...
NCW’s special #MeToo email ID for reporting harassment cases

NCW’s special #MeToo email ID for reporting harassment cases

The National Commission for Women on Thursday urged women to send their #MeToo stories to their dedicated email ID: ncw.metoo@gmail.com. based on  which action...
Director Vikas Bahl files Rs 10 cr defamation suit against ex partners

Director Vikas Bahl files Rs 10 cr defamation suit against ex partners

Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee of Phantom Films, has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation...
#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

A barrage of allegations of sexual harassment have been made by women journos against the journalist-turned-politician, he has sought legal remedy With more and more...
END OF IMPUNITY: Thanks to (from left) Sandhya Menon, Tanushree Dutta, Nasreen Khan, Priya Ramani and a few more good women

The Floccinaucinihilipilification of #MeToo

~By Sucheta Dasgupta By focussing on the legal way forward for the women complainants and worrying about the future of the #MeToo movement, are we...
NSUI chief steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations

NSUI chief steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations

Fairoz Khan, the national president of National Student Union of India (NSUI) has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment and...
MJ Akbar files defamation suit against scribe Priya Ramani

MJ Akbar files defamation suit against scribe Priya Ramani

  Junior Foreign Affairs Minister MJ Akbar, accused by several women journalists of having sexually harassed them during his stint as editor at several publications,...
#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

The worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics are in turmoil as a list of prominent editors, actors, influencers and politicians are exposed by those...
#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

A clutch of gutsy women break their silence over sexual abuse and harassment by their male bosses and trigger a #MeToo  movement in India...
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Delhi HC dismisses PIL challenging JNU’s Internal Complaints Committee constitution

The Delhi High Court on Monday (August 27) dismissed a PIL challenging the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) formed by the Executive Committee...
Sexual Harassment Case: Work Ethics

Sexual Harassment Case: Work Ethics

Above: A judge of the MP High Court was in 2014 accused of sexual harassment A former MP district judge has sought job reinstatement, saying...
Manhandling of woman lawyer: Delhi HC asks Tis Hazari Bar Association secretary to be present on next date of hearing

Manhandling of woman lawyer: Delhi HC asks Tis Hazari Bar Association secretary to be...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has asked Jaiveer Singh Chauhan, Secretary, Tis Hazari Bar Association to be present...
Delhi HC: An FIR under Sec 498A can be registered at the same place where victim is living not necessarily where the marriage is consummated

Delhi HC: A FIR under Sec 498A can be registered at the same place...

Above: Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi (file pic) ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has noted that it was...
Cultural constructs surrounding the behaviour of colleagues belonging to opposite sexes need to be reset and reimagined/Photo Courtesy: highereducationplus.com

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act: POSH Retribution

Above: Cultural constructs surrounding the behaviour of colleagues belonging to opposite sexes need to be reset and reimagined/Photo Courtesy: highereducationplus.com In a world where men...
SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at Tis Hazari

SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed Delhi High Court to form a committee under the Sexual Harassment of...
Asaram Bapu found guilty of rape

Asaram Bapu found guilty of rape

At a makeshift trial court in Jodhpur, Judge Madhusudhan Sharma on Wednesday (April 25) found that rapist and self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was guilty of rape....
SC to hear demand for CBI probe into suicide of 15-yr-old Ahlcon Public School girl

SC to hear demand for CBI probe into suicide of 15-yr-old Ahlcon Public School...

A plea has been filed on Tuesday (March 27) in the Supreme Court pertaining to the recent alleged suicide of 15-year-old girl studying in...
Tarun Tejpal (file picture)

Justice Nageswara Rao recuses himself from Tarun Tejpal case

Above: Tarun Tejpal (file picture) Justice L Nageswara Rao on Monday (March 26) recused himself from the case of Tarun Tejpal vs the State of...
All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi

Crimes Against Women: Guided by Gender?

Above: All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi Increasing rape and gender cases bring to the fore the question whether...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Sexual assault of minor girls at Rohini ashram: Delhi HC expresses anguish at the...

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday (February 8) dealing with the sexual assault of minor girls at Rohini-based...
SC dismisses sexual harassment plea by lawyer, says come under Art 226

SC dismisses sexual harassment plea by lawyer, says come under Art 226

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Mohan M Shantanagoudar on Monday (January 29) dismissed an appeal by a lawyer Seema Sapra,...
A representative image of sexual harassment/Photo: Anil Shakya

A Knotty Problem

Above: A representative image of sexual harassment/Photo: Anil Shakya A panel probing sexual harassment charges against the MP judge has found “insufficient” material to impeach...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI

MP Govt bill on death for rape of girls under 12 will have a...

Above: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s proposed bill to impose death penalty on rapists of...
While Kevin Spacey (far left) has admitted to being a paedophile, Bill Cosby (middle) reportedly assaulted over 16 women. Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News over a harassment scandal

Sexual Harassment: Climate Change in America

Above: While Kevin Spacey (far left) has admitted to being a paedophile, Bill Cosby (middle) reportedly assaulted over 16 women. Bill O’Reilly was fired...
Harvey Weinstein Fallout: The Power of Predators

Harvey Weinstein Fallout: The Power of Predators

The Weinstein case exemplifies the double standard that defines 21st century America where the powerful think they are invincible ~By Kenneth Tiven in Washington In the...
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Sexual Offences: Leering at a Child is Punishable

The Bombay High Court has said that looking at a minor boy or a girl with a sexual intention will invite the provisions of...
Tarun Tejpal

Tarun Tejpal charged with rape, sexual harassment; trial from Sep. 28

Senior Journalist Tarun Tejpal, founder of Tehelka, has been charged with serious sections of the Indian Penal Code. They include, overall, rape and sexual...
India Legal show: Is SHe-box enough of a deterrent in offices?

India Legal show: Is SHe-box enough of a deterrent in offices?

The recent India Legal show deliberated upon the contentious issue of sexual harassment and mental torture on women in organisation vis-à-vis SHe-box portal for...
Sexual harassment case sent back to magistrate by SC

Sexual harassment case sent back to magistrate by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul on May 4 sent back the case filed...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...

Delhi Police file 1400 page chargesheet against TERI executive chairman R K Pachauri

The Delhi Police today filed a chargesheet against former TERI chairman R K Pachauri in a sexual harassment case filed by his former colleague....

Will There Be Another Cover -Up? Hounded By His Past…

TERI’s chief faces a fresh barrage of sexual harassment charges even as he digs in his heels and refuses to quit despite mounting evidence...

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