The petition filed by the woman lawyer seeks the establishment of a ‘permanent mechanism’ to look into complaints against judicial officers New Delhi: The four original petitioners in the Supreme Court’s landmark Vishaka judgment have asked the court to include them in the ongoing sexual harassment case filed by a woman lawyer against a former Supreme Court judge. The judge, who has obtained a Delhi … Continue reading Law intern case: Original petitioners in Vishaka case approach SC
Unless the legal profession and courts, largely comprised of men, restructure themselves, they will continue to present hostile environments to women. Even while ruling that sexual harassment is an infringement of the constitutional right to dignity, the justice pyramid stood apart as an exception to this standard First it was Rupan Bajaj from Punjab, then a woman officer in Kerala; and we learnt that senior … Continue reading Lawyer, judge and aam aadmi – Kalpana Kannabiran
MADHAVI SHAJHIR Read this first person account of the six year battle of Madhavi Shajhir (name changed), a bright chartered accountant, whose only mistake was to believe that the Code against harassment actually works While the media is pre-occupied with the Tarun Tejpal case and the alleged sexual harassment by Justice AK Ganguly, it is important to know that for many victims, even those who … Continue reading Sexual Harassment: Will things really change for women? Or will this case be the norm?
So Tejpal sexually assaulted his lady colleague in an elevator. Criminal charges have been pressed against Tejpal and it seems sooner or later the woman journalist who may not get another job any time soon will at least get justice. About time we discuss another Tejpal- this one’s name is TEZpal. And I tell you he is the original one!!! After all TEZpal had molested … Continue reading THE Tejpal WHO IS FAR MORE TEZ! – Kishore
The ongoing Tarun Tejpal sexual assault imbroglio has been revelatory at multiple levels, but perhaps most of all of the truth of Noam Chomsky’s observations (in another context) that “for the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.” It is far easier to demand in print columns and television studios that the definition of rape and sexual assault be expanded beyond peno-vaginal penetration when it … Continue reading Needed: A ‘Tehelkaa’ in Tehelka – Ayesha Kidwai