In Kozhikode, Kerala, a sessions court referred to the victim’s attire as “sexually provocative” before granting bail to an activist in a sexual harassment case. Such mysogynistic attitudes are deplorable in the context of increasing crimes against women
A woman in Uttar Pradesh has written a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking his intervention into an FIR she lodged last year against the employees of Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, accusing them of physical and mental harassment.
Recently, I was speaking to a client discussing yet another sexual harassment complaint. There are several these days from various quarters. And while on the one hand, this might seem like a cause for introspection, on the other, it might actually be a good thing because it means that women are finally speaking up.
Justice to the Judge, the autobiography of Ranjan Gogoi, a former Chief Justice of India and a sitting nominated Rajya Sabha member, was launched at a glittering release by his successor CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde on Wednesday.
Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Factories Act, 1948, Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 are some necessary labour laws in India. These laws have many provisions to protected the pastimes of employees of organised and unorganised sectors in India. Labour comes below the concurrent listing of the Indian Constitution.
As per a report of Praja Foundation, 99% of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2020 are pending trial. The delay is being attributed to factors like setting up of virtual courts during the pandemic and the unorganised police-court mechanism. There is, therefore, a need to understand the various agencies involved in the functioning of the POCSO Act and the issues and challenges faced by special courts due to which pendency has taken place.
The Supreme Court has disposed of a writ petition filed by a victim of sexual harassment working with the health department of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir while refusing CBI investigation in the case.