Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s defence against sexual harassment charges: The frank interview that wasn’t
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi made many statements exonerating himself prior to the initiation of any inquiry from the pulpit. Having been the presiding officer of the hearing, he chose not to have any of this recorded in the record of proceedings and chose not to sign the order. At the very outset, Gogoi ought to have recused himself from the matter.
A year after #MeToo's second wave, systemic change eludes Hindi TV industry, but attitudinal shift in evidence
Post #MeToo, mandated workplace mechanisms like ICs are yet to be instituted, but members of the Hindi TV industry say there’s greater awareness about harassment-related issues and the possibility of redressal
Sexual harassment allegations against CJI: Supreme Court has robust in-house procedure to investigate accusations
The Supreme Court of India that played the most important role in institutionalising the safeguards for women against sexual harassment at workplace.
An issue as complex and nuanced as workplace sexual harassment warrants judicial discretion. If the significant gains from this wave of #MeToo conversations do not translate into actual structural change, then we risk relegating the hard work put into this movement to a limited, one-off success
SC approval of Witness Protection Scheme could be turning point in India's criminal justice system, but implementation is key
The Witness Protection Scheme is a very comprehensive policy that is bound to change the dynamics of criminal law in India for good, but the real test is its implementation and enactment.
#MeToo in India: IISc researcher Giridhar Madras sent on 'compulsory retirement' following sexual harassment charges
Renowned scientist and academician at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was accused by a doctoral student under his guidance of sexual harassment. The researcher, Giridhar Madras, has now been sent on "compulsory retirement" over the allegations by the institute's governing council.
As the #MeToo movement rages on, #Spotlight is a watch on sexual assault and everyday harassment in the workplace. The project is an attempt to collate experiences, opinions and resources on sexual harassment in the Indian media and newsrooms.
Many of these #MeToo stories also seem to have occurred within the confines of the workplace. The onus then, is on Indian organisations to make their workspaces better and safer for all employees.
Firstpost's #MeToo Conversations: Mrunalini Deshmukh, Vandana Shah, Rashmi Bansal and Rutuja Shinde on legal recourse
The ongoing wave of #MeToo allegations has raised several pertinent questions. #MeToo Conversations — a day-long panel discussion series hosted by award-winning writer Meghna Pant, in conjunction with Firstpost, attempts to answer some.
The accused Professor was handed "compulsory retirement" by the institute's governing council.
MARD's anti-sexual harassment cell is a welcome step, but the medical field needs more gender sensitisation
The cell has two women representatives from MARD so that sexual harassment victims feel comfortable confiding in them.
The judiciary should adjudicate on the Pachauri case rapidly and steadfastly, and set precedents for the handling of cases of sexual harassment at the workplace.
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Triple talaq issue: SC suggests Centre put in place law instead of waiting for court to decide judicially
The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that the central government put in place a law addressing the question of marriage and divorce, including triple talaq, in the Muslim community instead of waiting for the court to decide the issue judicially.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have been levelled by a Phantom Films employee against Vikas Bahl, who is one of its founders
Much has been written and said about sexual harassment and the inability of firms to find fair solutions
TERI galti? With Pachauri back in the organisation, here's some of the creepiness staffers can expect
There are a number of other creepy messages that you can read on Donna's blog. Pachauri's lawyers had said that his email and account was "hacked". However, the Delhi Police found "no evidence" of his claims.
90% private firms, govt offices don't have anti-sexual harassment cells: The hypocrisy of an outraged India
Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi confessed that 90 percent of the country's corporate establishments and government offices don't have anti-sexual harassment cells.
The internal setup, for probing cases of sexual harassment, in these forces has a woman officer heading the inquiry committee under the provisions of Vishakha guidelines ordered by the Supreme Court.