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14 November 2013

FacebookA post on social media corroborated parts of the sexual harassment allegations against a former Supreme Court judge made by one of his former research assistants.

13 November 2013

The NUJS Kolkata graduate who blogged about having been allegedly sexually assaulted by a former Supreme Court judge in 2012, released a statement requesting privacy until she would depose before the Supreme Court’s three-judge inquiry, which was set up yesterday.

12 November 2013

Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has set up a three-judge committee to probe the allegation that a retired Supreme Court judge sexually harassed a law student intern in late 2012.

11 November 2013

gxrrp4tbA law graduate who recently blogged about how a retired Supreme Court judge sexually assaulted her while she was his intern, says that the problem is real and not uncommon at the bar and the bench.

22 October 2013

The Supreme Court’s guidelines to deal with sexual harassment complaints within the court corridors are now up on its website, reported PTI.

The Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal), Regulations 2013 [link via Gazette] were framed on 17 July after a petition by Supreme Court advocates Binu Tamta and Vibha Datta Makhija.

Women in the Supreme Court, whether they are its employees or not have the right to relief under the regulations. A seven to 13 member Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee will deal with complaints under the regulation.

05 August 2013

NUJS Cal The NUJS Kolkata staffer who has been on leave since another member of staff accused him of sexual harassment in June, could not be found by police.

29 July 2013

The NUJS Kolkata employee’s internal sexual harassment complaint against another staffer has become a criminal matter, after she filed a First Information Report (FIR) with the police alleging sexual harassment, physical assault and criminal intimidation by threatening to attack her with acid.

17 July 2013

NUJS Kolkata will hold an inquiry on Thursday (18 July) into a sexual harassment complaint made by a member of staff in the vice chancellor’s office against another staffer, who is understood to be on leave but has not resigned.

The victim alleged in June that she was receiving lewd emails and objectionable proposals from a senior staffer in the registrar’s department for over a year.

After she filed a written complaint to the VC, an “internal counseling committee” was constituted by the EC which has fixed Thursday as its first date of hearing, confirmed NUJS registrar Dr Surojit Mukhhopadhyay.

24 April 2013

Kesavananda doctrine turns 40: India celebrates 40 years of “saving the democracy” on today’s anniversary of Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala where a 13-judge constitutional bench held that the parliament cannot amend the constitution to alter its “basic structure”. The Hindu narrates the full run-up to the 703-page judgement [Hindu]

SC sex harassment watchdog: The “Supreme Court Internal Complaints Committee” headed by an “eminent jurist” whose name is not decided yet, will soon come into power, decided the Supreme Court after finding that sexual harassment committees at various high courts of the country exist only on paper [PTI]

Pro bono por promos? Lawyers giving free legal aid and organising Lok Adalats could now earn bonus points that’ll help them become senior advocates and subordinate judges, if NALSA executive chairman P Sathasivam’s proposal at made at the 11th All India Meet of State Legal Service Authorities is accepted [TOI]

CCI moneybags: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed Rs 8,013 crore of penalties against 19 business entities in anti-competitive behaviour cases in 2012-13 FYI, while closing 262 out of total 347 registered cases [The New Indian Express]

Base judicial practices: A retired judge cannot practice in a court lower than the one in which he served, according to the Bar Council of Gujarat’s recent circular reiterating section 7 of the BCI rules [Daily Bhaskar]

Beyond contempt: The US’s Lewis & Clark law school dean apologises to the school paper’s editors after his pressuring them to take the US Supreme Court’s consent before publishing the news of the US chief justice judging a moot at their law school [Washington Post]

27 February 2013

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill 2012, was yesterday passed by the upper house of the Parliament, almost six months after it was signed off by the Lok Sabha.

17 April 2012

Veer Singh: ClearedExclusive: Former Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor (VC) professor Veer Singh was given a clean chit by the college’s chancellor in respect of the sexual harassment allegations made against him by Nalsar’s dean of academic affairs professor Amita Dhanda.

11 January 2012

image Dear Aunty & Uncle. I just started at a reputed firm and the senior associate sitting next to me watches pornography on his work computer.