Sexual Harassment Ordinance

  • Anti-rape ordinance to be tabled in Lok Sabha today February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is set to table the anti-rape ordinance in Parliament on Friday. However, there's still no consensus among political parties. The Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) feel that some sections of the ordinance, such as stalking and voyeurism, can be misused. The government is...
  • Women groups urge President not to sign anti-rape ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Women groups on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to sign the ordinance of Criminal Law amendments passed by the Cabinet on Friday. Human rights lawyer Vrinda Grover said, "The ordinance is complete betrayal of the people's faith." She also questioned as to why the ordinance remained silent on...
  • CPM rejects sexual harassment ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Cabinet approved an ordinance for tougher anti-rape laws, activists say it is not tough enough. While the government claims it has accepted most of recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee on punishing sex offenders, it has not included proposals like changing rules for the...
  • Kiran Bedi welcomes ordinance on sexual assault February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Cabinet has approved a new law after examining Justice Verma Committee recommendations on punishing sex offenders, women groups have called the ordinance a dilution of the Verma panel recommendations. This came as the ordinance passed by the Cabinet remained silent on the Armed Forces Special Powers...
  • Sexual harassment ordinance remains silent on AFSPA February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Just days after the Justice Verma Committee made its recommendations to amend laws relating to sexual assault, the Cabinet has passed an ordinance. The punishment for rape could range from 20 years to even death in extreme cases, but the ordinance remains silent on the Armed Forces Special...