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sexual harassment

05 September 2017

A senior official at RMLNLU Lucknow has been accused of sexually harassing female students, in a letter sent by students of the law school to RMLNLU chancellor and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, which was first reported by the Times of India:

22 September 2016

The Huffington Post India has published intellectual property lawyer Shwetasree Majumder’s account of incidents of sexual harassment and assault when she was aged 11 by a stranger on a bus, two years later by a family acquaintance’s brother, by two professors at university, and later, when she became a lawyer, by a client and by a colleague.

17 September 2016

Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor Faizan Mustafa has commented on the fallout of the open letter written by an anonymous student alleging sexual assault and harassment by another unnamed student, reaffirming the university’s commitment to “open conversation” and remaining a “liberal space”.

16 September 2016

The Nalsar Hyderabad student bar council (SBC) has issued an official statement on the alleged campus sexual harassment and assault that was first revealed in an anonymous open letter published on the Facebook page of The Nalsar Community. The post has since gone viral and been picked up by some non-legal media.

15 September 2016

An anonymous Nalsar Hyderabad student has published an open letter as a post on a popular Nalsar Hyderabad Facebook page called The Nalsar Community, sharing her experiences of an alleged sexual assault by her unnamed friend and fellow student.

22 July 2016

Dwarka district court judge PS Malik was hospitalised today after an alleged unsuccessful suicide attempt by overdosing on sleeping pills, after an accusation by a colleague on 20 July that he had raped her repeatedly since January 2016, reported media.

31 March 2016

PachauriA third woman has made a public statement accusing RK Pachauri of having sexually harassed her while she was working at Teri, aged 19, in 2008, saying that the current allegations against him are “right in line with his character, and not a case of his computer being hacked”, as Pachauri claimed in an interview published by The Guardian newspaper.

30 March 2016

z1dxoqsyPachauri’s gradual rehabilitation is not a new narrative: in fact, the rehabilitation of powerful men, whether in the eyes of the mainstream media, politics or the common man and woman, is par for the course, albeit a massively nuanced matter.

11 February 2016

Advocate Vrinda Grover has released a statement on behalf of a second alleged target of sexual harassment by former Teri boss RK Pachauri, noting that at least two women other than the original complainant had come forward to make statements against Pachauri, reported a number of papers.

10 February 2016

The colleague who alleged then-director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), RK Pachauri, has strongly criticised the institute’s decision to create a new job title for Pachauri - executive vice chairman - despite her case remaining pending.

17 December 2015

In the Additional District and Sessions Judge, ‘X’ v. Supreme Court of India Through Secretary General And Anr., which came up before the bench comprising justices JS Khehar and Rohinton Nariman on 16 December, the petitioner’s counsel, Indira Jaising raised the relevance of the in-house committee report in establishing the misconduct of a judge.

04 December 2015

Oral arguments in the sexual harassment case against Madhya Pradesh high court judge SK Gangele began today in the parliament, four months after the Supreme Court dismissed the allegations against him.

Legally India understands from sources close to the process that the upper legislative house - Rajya Sabha - is investigating under the Judicial Inquiry Act 1968 and the Judicial Inquiry Act 1969, the sexual harassment allegations made against Gangele by a female additional district and sessions judge at Gwalior. The complainant and Gangele have already made their written submissions in the case to the Rajya Sabha.

The Rajya Sabha has written to its vice president Hamid Ansari, requesting Gangele’s impeachment, reported the Indian Express. 58 members of the house, who were unhappy with the judicial probe into Gangele’s case, signed the impeachment request made to Hansari.

The accused judge at the Jabalpur bench of the Madhya pradesh high court has survived two judicial probes in this matter: one by the Madhya Pradesh high court and another by the Supreme Court. The courts had ruled that charges weren’t proved against him due to lack of sufficient evidence.

The grounds which Rajya Sabha is looking into are the same as inquired into earlier by the courts. The gounds were:

Sexual harassment of a woman Additional District and Sessions Judge of Gwalior while being a sitting judge of the Gwalior Bench of the high court of Madhya Pradesh Victimisation of the said Additional District and Sessions Judge for not submitting to his illegal and immoral demands, including, but not limited to, transferring her from Gwalior to Sidhi Misusing his position as the Administrative Judge of the high court of Madhya Pradesh to use the subordinate judiciary to victimise the said Additional District and Sessions Judge.

22 September 2015

The Delhi high court on Monday issued notice to central government and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and its chief RK Pachauri on the plea of a woman employee who levelled sexual harassment allegations against the environmentalist.

17 July 2015

A Delhi court on Friday allowed environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, accused in a sexual harassment case, to visit all but two offices of TERI, with the complainant working in one of the offices.

02 July 2015

PTI reported that a Himachal Pradesh judge has alleged that she was sexually harassed by another judge during a national-level conference on drug abuse in Manali. The high court’s chief justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir has ordered an inquiry:

As per the complaint of the woman judge, she was asked to come to Manali in advance for making preparations for the conference being attended by Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts.

On June 8, the accused tried to pressurise the woman judge to accompany him to a resort and allegedly misbehaved with her.

A Madhya Pradesh district court judge had made a complaint last year, which resulted in the Supreme Court setting out new guidelines about how to investigate harassment in the judiciary.

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