ORDINANCE ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • News 360: J&K's first girl band quits after fatwa February 4, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday told CNNIBN that the state will protect the girls if they wanted to continue performing. ...
  • President signs ordinance on sexual harassment February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave his assent to the ordinance on sexual harassment that had been approved by the Cabinet on Friday. The President signed it and it will now be tabled before Parliament for approval. The Parliament has to clear it before six months for the...
  • Govt's ordinance is against all democratic norms: CPM February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The CPIM on Saturday attacked the government for doing "injustice" to the Justice Verma Committee recommendations against sexual violence and said the ordinance on the matter went against all democratic norms. Disapproving the ordinance "on both procedural as well as substantive grounds", the party said "when Parliament is...
  • Govt cherry picked Justice Verma's recommendations: Bedi February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer and activist Kiran Bedi on Saturday welcomed the ordinance to amend the criminal law with focus on crime against women but said the government has cherry picked recommendations of Justice Verma Committee. "Justice Verma's recommendations took a 360degree view of the issue. The ordinance has...
  • 'Ordinance on sexual harassment reflects sense of urgency' February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday justified the government's decision to issue an ordinance on sexual violence against women, saying views of the Justice Verma panel and the public in general were that something needed to be done with a "sense of urgency." "All...
  • Has the ordinance on sexual harassment backfired? February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Has the ordinance on sexual harassment, meant to counter criticism about women's safety, backfired even before it was promulgated? Women's groups allege that the government has diluted the law against sexual crime by not accepting Justice JS Verma's recommendations in totality. Now, political parties have joined the chorus. Left...