IC submits findings in Dhrupad Sansthan sexual harassment cases; Bhopal-based institute may temporarily close
The committee looking into the students' allegations reportedly advised the Bhopal-based Sansthan, founded by the Gundecha Brothers, to use the time for 'internal reflection' and for instituting wide-ranging corrective measures.
Amid landmark verdict in Priya Ramani vs MJ Akbar case, incremental gains for survivors of sexual harassment
In light of the euphoria surrounding Priya Ramani vs MJ Akbar, and what many are hailing as a landmark judgment, it is perhaps important to take stock of exactly what the verdict in favour of Ramani has achieved.
The Court's judgment, which stated that damage to the accused's reputation cannot be more important than a survivor’s right to dignity and speaking their truth, is an important milestone for India's #MeToo movement.
MeToo in the world of Kathak: Faults within guru-shishya parampara, dependence on teachers has led to culture of silence
Though it does have its positives, the guru-shishya tradition unfortunately stops us from moving towards a more progressive and open community, where constructive discussions can take place without fearing consequences.
MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani case: Harm done by the person who ignites the flame first, former Union Minister's legal counsel tells the court
Akbar's legal representative Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra said there was no public interest in Ramani's allegation. "It is vindictive and actuated out of malice. The fact is you can just spoil a person's reputation."
MJ Akbar's counsel says Priya Ramani did not follow due process of law: 'Cannot raise awareness by maligning someone'
Referring to the cross-examination conducted by Ramani's lawyer Rebecca John, Luthra said the journalist did not have statements, witnesses or material evidence to back her allegations.
Named in #MeToo allegations, pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha is invited to, then dropped from, Tansen Samaroh 2020
Akhilesh and the other Gundecha brothers — the noted vocalists Umakant and (late) Ramakant — were embroiled in sexual harassment accusations from current and former students of the institute they founded, Dhrupad Sansthan.
MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case: Both parties refuse any settlement, after final arguments were heard afresh in court
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Ravindra Kumar Pandey, who started hearing afresh the final arguments in the case, had on Saturday asked both the parties whether there was a chance of settlement between them in the matter.
MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case: Presiding judge transferred after Delhi HC issued new posting notifications
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja's name is among 215 judicial officers who were transferred and posted with immediate effect by a notification issued by the high court on Wednesday.
'Factually incorrect, mala fide': MJ Akbar's lawyer Geeta Luthra presents rejoinder in defamation suit against Priya Ramani
In her arguments, she stressed mainly on proving Akbar's "impeccable reputation". "Calling a person a predator is per se defamatory," Luthra pointed out referring to Priya Ramani's 2017 Vogue article.
Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct
Last month, several anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct had surfaced against two other members of the Dhrupad Sansthan founding family — the late Ramakant Gundecha, and pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha.
Richa Chadha alleges the defamatory statements have "subjected her to immense humiliation, ridicule, and harassment."
Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan forms new IC to investigate #MeToo allegations as students protest handling of harassment plaints
The students issued a statement through their legal representatives that takes issue with the Sansthan's newly constituted Internal Committee
#MeToo case at Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan deepens as students allege mishandling of sexual harassment plaints
In a collective statement shared by some students of the Dhrupad Sansthan with Firstpost, several issues have been flagged with respect to the gurukul’s official response to the harassment allegations against Akhilesh and late Ramakant Gundecha.
Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, told the court that as per law it is not defamation to impute anything which is true concerning any person if it is for the public good
Amid allegations of sexual misconduct, aired on social media this week, Akhilesh Gundecha, a noted pakhawaj artiste, stepped down from his position at the Dhrupad Sansthan.
After Delhi Police apprehended a 15-year-old boy with regard to the Bois Locker Room case, five other students were questioned by the Cyber Crime Cell on 5 May.
Delhi Police apprehends 15-year-old boy for alleged link with Instagram group 'bois locker room'; identifies 20 members
After lodging an FIR against the members of 'bois locker room', an Instagram group reportedly created to exchange photos of minor girls and pass lewd comments, the Delhi Police apprehended a 15-year-old boy on 4 May.
Delhi Cyber Crime, DCW take cognisance of boys who created Instagram group to exchange pictures of minor girls, pass lewd comments
The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to Instagram and Delhi Police over 'bois locker room', a group chat made to share pictures of minor girls and make lewd comments. The Delhi Police Cyber Crime Cell has filed a case against the accused under relevant sections of the IT Act and other sections of the IPC
Gurfateh Pirzada on playing a rape accused in Netflix’s Guilty: ‘The only way I could do it was by believing that I didn’t commit the crime’
Gurfateh Pirzada will soon make his Bollywood debut in the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer, Brahmastra.