Sexual Harassment

  • Skillsoft brings training courseware to curb sexual harassment 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Cloud-based learning solutions provider Skillsoft on Tuesday introduced an e-learning courseware focused on sexual harassment sensitisation and prevention, customised for India. The online course, suitable for employees across levels, introduces learners to sexual harassment prevention guidelines, the company said in a statement. "It helps to identify and prevent sexual harassment...
  • AAP's Mayank Gandhi booked for abetting sexual harassment 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Mayank Gandhi was among the six persons booked in Mumbai after a 21yearold female party volunteer filed a criminal complaint against them, police said on Saturday. While AAP activist Tarun Singh has been booked under section 354 (a) (sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation),...
  • Maneka Gandhi warns legal action to organisations which don't have sexual harassment committees 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday warned legal action to organisations which did not have sexual harassment committees. The remarks came in the wake of a number of organisations where in spite of Vishakha Guidelines do not have these committees. The Vishakha guidelines, as laid down...
  • Afghanistan court sentences 5 to death for gang rape September 15, 2014

    Kabul: An Afghan appeals court on Monday sentenced five men to death for armed robbery and sexual assault for an attack on an Afghan family driving home from a wedding just outside Kabul. The panel of three judges, led by Judge Sediqullah Haqiqqi, also invalidated the death sentences given to two...
  • Prevent sexual harassment, Irani tells vice chancellors September 13, 2014

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday exhorted all vice chancellors (VCs) of central universities to ensure prevention of sexual harassment. Irani said this at a twoday retreat of vice chancellors of central universities in Chandigarh Sep 1213. "The minister exhorted all VCs to ensure prevention of sexual...
  • West Bengal: Visva Bharti denies allegations in harassment case September 9, 2014

    Santiniketan: A day after filing of a police complaint by the father of a girl student of the Visva Bharati, who was allegedly molested and sexually harassed by three of her seniors, the university on Tuesday "unequivocally" denied the allegations. "Certain media reports of yesterday and today have come to light...
  • Dress decently to avoid sexual harassment: Police advisory in West Bengal leads to outrage September 9, 2014

    Kolkata: A controversial police advisory has sparked outrage in West Bengal. Kankar Prasad Barui, the Deputy Commissioner of the Bidhannagar Police issued an advisory on how to deal with sexual harassment in public on his social networking page. The senior police officer has advised women to dress decently, avoid being...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University student molested in boys hostel September 2, 2014

    Jadavpur: A student of the renowned Jadavpur University in West Bengal has alleged molestation at the hands of a group of male students. The victim, a second year History (Hons) student, has alleged that she was attacked by as many as 10 male students during a college festival on the...
  • VisvaBharati ragging: Accused students arrested August 30, 2014

    Shantiniketan: All three students, accused of ragging and sexually harassing a girl student in the prestigious VisvaBharati University, were on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal police. The accused were absconding ever since the incident came to light. The university had registered a complaint with the police earlier in the day. The...
  • Ragging at VisvaBharati University; girl stripped, photographed by male seniors August 29, 2014

    Shantiniketan: In a disturbing incident, a girl student of the prestigious VisvaBharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan has alleged ragging by her seniors. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the accused is a second year student, while the other...
  • SC issues notice to MP HC judge accused of sexual harassment August 29, 2014

    Gwalior: Two days after a female Gwalior judge approached the Supreme Court over sexual harassment charges directed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, the apex court has issued a notice to the accused. The SC has also put a stay on the MP HC inquiry committee probing the case. The...
  • Dissatisfied with probe panel, Gwalior judge moves SC over sexual harassment case against HC judge August 26, 2014

    Gwalior: A Gwalior judge, who had alleged sexual harassment against a High Court judge, moved the Supreme Court expressing dissatisfaction over setting up of a committee to look into her complaint. She expressed dissatisfaction over the committee set up by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh to probe allegations. The former...
  • Mumbai Sessions Court judge suspended over sexual harassment charges by staffer August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court judge MT Gaikwad has been suspended after a preliminary inquiry found prima facie evidence against him in a case of sexual harassment of a staff member. The complaint was filed to the registrar by the female staff member a month ago. Gaikwad, a judge of the...
  • Molestation victim humiliated & harassed by Mumbai policemen August 19, 2014

    In yet another case of insensitivity by the police, a young woman had to undergo a harrowing ordeal when she went to file her complaint for molestation by goons in Mumbai. ...
  • French woman harassed in Rameswaram, three arrested August 17, 2014

    Rameswaram: A 35year old French woman, residing in Puducherry for the past 25 years, was harassed by three fishermen allegedly in an inebriated state while taking bath in sea on Sunday. The fishermen, in the age group of 1830, have been arrested and booked under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Eve...
  • Vishakha guideline report finds Meerut DIG guilty of sexual harassment August 17, 2014

    Meerut: In an embarrassment for Meerut Police, the Vishakha guideline report found the Deputy Inspector General of Police prima facie guilty of sexual harassing a woman police officer. A chargesheet has been filed in the case under sections of molestation and criminal intimidation. Earlier this year, the DIG was booked on...
  • Odisha: School head arrested for sexually harassing Class 3 student August 16, 2014

    Baripada: The head of a school in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district was arrested on charge of sexually harassing a minor girl student, police said on Saturday. Father Santosh Geoger of St Joseph's Convent School at Udala was arrested on Friday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the father of...
  • Delhi: Class 12 student allegedly molests Kindergarden student in school August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A class 12 student allegedly molested a girl in Kindergarden inside a school in Delhi on Wednesday. The school is in civil lines in North Delhi. The kindergarden student was waiting to be picked up by her family when she was taken to an empty classroom by another student...
  • UP government employees to face strict action for sexual harassment August 13, 2014

    Sexual harassment of women colleagues at workplaces in government departments of Uttar Pradesh will now invite stringent punitive actions including withholding of increments for a specified period and bad entry in service book. In a bid to check such incidents of sexual harassments at workplace, the state government has amended the...
  • Alleged sexual harassment of Gwalior woman judge raised in Rajya Sabha August 12, 2014

    The issue of alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge in Gwalior was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with senior lawyer and nominated member KTS Tulsi demanding immediate action on her complaint saying it would otherwise demoralise lady judges in the country. Complaining of sexual harassment by a judge...
  • Watch: A brave Bangalore woman chased and beat up a man who sexually harassed her while she was jogging in the morning August 11, 2014

    Have you ignored a lecherous man on the streets? This brave woman from Bangalore did not. Veena Ashiya Chindlur was jogging in the morning when a man made a pass at her with lewd gestures. Instead of ignoring his advances, Veena chased the guy, made him kneel down and kicked...
  • TWTW: Are laws against sexual assault being misused? August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on laws against sexual assault. ...
  • WBHRC without a chaiperson since Justice AK Ganguly quit over sexual harassment allegations August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: It has been over six months that the West Bengal Human Rights Commission still does not have a chairperson since Justice AK Ganguly had to quit following sexual harassment allegations. Since January 2014 not a single order has been passed or been made public as per the WBHRC website...
  • Former Addl SG demands impeachment against the accused HC judge August 4, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. ...
  • Ready to face death if found guilty of sexual harassment, says MP HC Judge August 4, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge accused of sexual harassment has said that he is ready to face death penalty if found guilty. He has written to the High Court Chief Justice after a woman Additional Judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by him. "I am ready to face...
  • Gwalior Additional Sessions Judge accuses MP HC Judge of sexual harassment August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A Gwalior Additional Sessions Judge has accused a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge of sexual harassment. The Additional Sessions Judge has written to the Chief Justice of India complaining about the incident. The Chief Justice of India has assured action once he receives the complaint. In her complaint the...
  • Navy court martials officer facing sexual harassment charges August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Navy has court martialed an officer facing charges of sexual harassment by a junior lady officer and reduced his seniority by 18 months. The officer of the rank of Commander (equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel) was posted in Navy's Shipwright school in Vishakhapatnam and the lady officer of the...
  • Mumbai: DIG Sunil Paraskar calls model's rape allegations baseless July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a citybased model, on Monday called the rape allegations 'baseless' while recording his statement at the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office. Paraskar in his statement said that he knows the complainant and interacted with her quite often. Three cases...
  • The darker side of ComicCon: Harassment amid the fantasy July 28, 2014

    San Diego: Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's ComicCon convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue allegations of sexual harassment at the annual popculture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online...
  • Bangalore: How parents feel about new police guidelines for schools July 27, 2014

    The police has issued guidelines to all school after a 6yearold was raped inside her school by two staff members. This includes installing CCTV cameras and issuing Identity cards to those who come to pick up children. ...