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India gets its first online course on sexual harassment act

The Centre for Social Research in New Delhi has launched an online course on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act, in partnership with Rainmaker, to help women gain awareness of the law and the options available to those who

CAT finds illegality in law against sexual harassment at workplace

The manner of appointing members to the internal committees to probe complaints under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, has been termed “unconstitutional” by the Central Administrative Tribunal’s (CAT) Bangalore Bench. Read More

Students demand constitution of sexual harassment committee at workplaces

Srinagar, July 09: Students Union Islamic University (SUIU) and some members of JNU Students Union Wednesday held a sit-in here at Lal Chowk demanding constitution of Sexual Harassment Committee at workplaces in State. Read More

Why have Domestic Violence Act if Maharashtra Government can’t enforce it, asks Bombay high court

MUMBAI: The state government should move the Centre to repeal the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act if it can not implement it, said an angry Bombay high court on Tuesday. Read More

Women cell confirms sexual harassment by department head in KAU

KOCHI: In the latest in a series of sexual harassment allegations at Kerala Agricultural University in Thrissur, the women complaint committee for sexual harassment in the KAU found a male faculty guilty of sexually abusing a female colleague and has

Fatwas have no legal standing: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that fatwas issued by shariat courts or muftis had no legal sanctity, asserting that the defiance of fatwas will have no civil or criminal consequences. Read More

Domestic Violence Act: Maharashtra Government delay in appointing protection officers at taluka level irks HC

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Monday rapped the state government for giving “excuses” for delaying the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. Read More

Principal proposes marriage, teacher alleges harassment

AHMEDABAD: A 35-year-old teacher of a municipal school has alleged harassment at workplace by the school’s principal, SamirShaikh (41). The teacher has alleged that Shaikh proposed marriage to her; when she declined, he badgered her to stay in a live-in relationship with him. Read