#MeToo: Those who demand ‘due process’ must first live by ‘due process’- Indira Jaisingh

Justice for women means the right to work, expecting their employers to understand and prevent sexual harassment at the workplace, zero tolerance of sexual harassment by employers, providing a mechanism to raise complaints when it happens. When employers fail in their duty to prevent sexual harassment, or even to recognise its existence under their nose, where is the question of ‘due process’?   The #MeToo … Continue reading #MeToo: Those who demand ‘due process’ must first live by ‘due process’- Indira Jaisingh

The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

As three judges of the Supreme Court – Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar – sat motionless on November 27, a young woman dressed in red, with a red hijab wrapped around her head, approached them. All heads turned to look at the woman, who was followed by stern looking police women in uniform. Lawyers in black and … Continue reading The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

The courts of this country are on trial, not Teesta – Indira Jaisingh

The hounding of Teesta Setalvad is timed to coincide with the publicly articulated urge of the Prime Minister to get a “clean chit” from the courts in relation to the ongoing cases in Gujarat, which Teesta has been doggedly pursuing. She is the victim of the pursuit for justice. We are being asked to roll back the clock, consign the 2002 Gujarat carnage to the … Continue reading The courts of this country are on trial, not Teesta – Indira Jaisingh