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03 January 2014

Former Supreme Court Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly, who is also chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC), has quit as honorary professor at NUJS Kolkata, the alma mater of a former intern who accused him of sexual harassment.

Ganguly wrote, according to NDTV: “I voluntarily opt out, don't want to continue as a member of the guest facility and be a burden on NUJS.”

Yesterday the Union Government cabinet cleared the way for a presidential reference to remove Ganguly from his chairmanship of the WBHRC.

Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir was proposed to become an honorary professor at the college in early December.

02 January 2014

The Union cabinet has greenlit the proposed presidential reference to remove West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman AK Ganguly, for allegedly having sexually harassed an intern.

President Pranab Mukherjee will now be able to take a call on whether the reference to remove Ganguly under the Human Rights Act will proceed, reported IBNLive.

In reaction, Ganguly told PTI: “I don't want to comment now. I need some time to decide. Please give me some time, later on I will let you know.”

27 December 2013

NUJS Kolkata The police has arrested NUJS assistant registrar Siddhartha Guha, who has been dodging the police after an FIR was filed against him five months ago.

25 December 2013

Twelve faculty members of NUJS Kolkata, the alma mater of the former student who accused retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly of sexual harassment during her internship a year ago, have issued a statement in her support.

19 December 2013

President of IndiaAs Goolam Vahanvati will submit a legal opinion by tomorrow on the presidential reference to remove AK Ganguly from the WBHRC, Legally India has seen a copy of the inquiry’s report, which is not confidential anymore.

11 December 2013

Altamas Kabir NUJS Kolkata will appoint former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir as an honorary professor by Monday, if no objections are received.

09 December 2013

1r413ln2Nikhil Kanekal explores the media furore and arguments surrounding the swirling #InternJudge sex harassment case that has thrown media, bench and bar into a tizzy.

06 December 2013

The Allahabad high court yesterday constituted a committee to deal with “unfair treatment of women counsels” and “complaints of eve teasing and molestation” of women working in the court

06 December 2013

vbnacoitThose who are accusing the Supreme Court of washing its hands of the allegation that a former apex court judge sexually harassed a former intern (“SJ”), have it wrong.

05 December 2013

SathasivamCJI Sathasivam has released an excerpt of the judicial inquiry report into the #InternJudge sex harassment allegations against retired Justice AK Ganguly, which acknowledged a “prima facie” case.


05 December 2013

SC wants life sentence for milk-tampering
The SC has asked state governments to make laws that punish with life in prison the selling and production of adulterated milk injurious to humans [TOI]

Kalam faces faulty voting machine
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam was yesterday temporarily among the large number of Delhi voters who could not exercise their right to vote locally due to malfunctioning electronic voting machines (EVM). Kalam waited, went back home without voting, then came back to vote once the fault was corrected [Outlook]

Linklaters breaks strict associate lockstep
UK magic circle law firm Linklaters has introduced a merit-based discretionary pay element to its associate lockstep for the first time, to reward associates above two years of PQE, departing from the previous system of “strict ladder according to PQE” plus year-end bonus [The Lawyer]

Tejpal should pay Rs 25 lakh for wasteful Delhi bail application
Tehelka founding editor and rape accused Tarun Tejpal should be awarded exemplary costs of Rs 25 lakh – which should then be donated to the legal aid cell – for wasting the Delhi HC’s time with his anticipatory bail application, argues senior advocate and former additional solicitor general of India KN Bhat. Bhat says that Rs 25 lakh is equivalent to the amount of funds the court ended up wasting on the two days it entertained the application [Asian Age]

Sexual violence in India higher than US or under-reported?
Global statistics state that a woman is sexually abused in India every twenty minutes and that one in every six women experiences sexual violence in the US is an example of under-reporting, say experts [TOI]

04 December 2013

Advocates PIL for Delhi HC sex harass cell
Two practicing advocates have filed a PIL for the formation of a sexual harassment committee for the protection of women working in the Delhi HC [TOI]

Tenndulkar’s Ratna challenge dismissed
The Madras HC has dismissed a petition challenging the prestigious Bharat Ratna national award on cricketer conferred on Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao, for allegedly violating presidential norms of such grants [PTI]

GLC Ernakulam unrest continues over Facebook abuses
GLC Ernakulam is on top form with protests and unrest continuing throughout its campus. Causes this time: A defamation complaint by one student against another for his Facebook post, lack of transparency in attendance procedures and casteist abuses allegedly hurled by an assistant professor at a student [Deccan Chronicle]

DU prof pushes #InternJudge FIR: Former Delhi University law faculty dean SN Singh and retired IAS officer Promila Shankar have written to the Chief Justice of India to get an FIR registered on the basis of SJ’s complaint of sexual harassment against former Supreme Court justice AK Ganguly [Telegraph India]

04 December 2013

The Times of India today revealed further details of the sexual harassment allegations made by a former intern (“SJ”) of ex-Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly.