Labour law

Representational image: Woman beaten up

Girl pays the price for reporting sexual harassment #AAPsupports

Woman from Ulhasnagar beaten till unconscious to intimidate daughter into withdrawing sexual harassment complaint. Assaulter free, frames family instead.

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General

Could prompt police action have saved the hands of the labourers?

In a voice news report at CGNet Swara, social activist Bighnaraj Panda who tells Mahammad Ashlam from Kalahandi Odisha that he went to SP office on 13th December itself to inform him about the abduction of the laborers.He also gave numbers for abductors to the police. On 14th they also went to local police station in […]

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Media

Tehelka: a bad lapse of judgment and awful misreading of Vishakha guidelines

Tehelka stands on the wrong end of an outrage this time. Tarun Tejpal stands accused of sexual harassment of a young journalist during their iTHINK festival. While I don’t downplay sexual harassment, it is a very common crime. With 90% of women stating that they have been sexually violated at some point, and most sexual […]

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Women's rights

Story of a reformed sexual harasser

This story is about a few months old. Sat in my drafts, so some references may not be current. I had met a few friends recently. I spoke briefly about sexual harassment and its prevalence and attitudes toward it as telling them what I am up to. Described Violence Against Women Awareness Month and my […]

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Women's rights

Eve Teasing under Civil Law

This article is second in a part of a three article series on Eve Teasing by Fazal Ahmad. The first part outlined the description and impact of eve teasing. This civil wrong is other than a mere breach of contract or breach of trust. This wrong is redressible by an action for unliquidated damages. Eve […]

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