Maneka Gandhi plans a #MeToo panel for sexual harassment cases

MeToo revisits the workplace Is India Inc ready

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New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who wrote some of the first articles about Weinstein a year ago, said in a recent Times editorial that "this discussion over harassment and assault has no end in sight".

As part of the ongoing #MeToo movement, many big names, including Vikas Bahl, Subhash Ghai, Nana Patekar, Alok Nath and Sajid Khan, among others have been accused of harassment.

"Every owner of a workplace having 10 or more employees, is required to constitute an 'Internal Complaints Committee" to every branch he owns, to investigate such incidents. In less than a week, at least nine women journalists have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior when he was a newspaper editor in Kolkata and Delhi.

The two allegations appeared to have touched a nerve among many women in media.

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"The National Commission for Women (NCW) has noticed that in many such cases, victims do not want to go beyond naming and shaming the alleged offenders and lodge formal complaints".

Maliwal said that Akbar "must be expelled from the government immediately and investigation should be conducted" and urged the Prime Minister to "make an inquiry committee to deal with all complaints related to #MeToo campaign so that justice can be delivered to aggrieved women". Akbar, who is attending a conference in Nigeria, did not respond to text messages and phone calls requesting comment.

Research shows a majority of USA voters see sexual harassment as a serious problem, said Amanda Hunter, spokeswoman for the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, which conducts research and promotes women for political office. Adding: "You know how to pinch, pat, rub, grab and assault".

IPC Section 503: If a woman refuses to someone's sexual favours and is met by threats for physical or reputational harm shall be punished with imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. She said her ministry has created a women-friendly environment in which they can complain to her directly.

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Friday said that it will set up a committee to look into matters arising from the #MeToo campaign, in which women have taken to social media to disclose cases of sexual misconduct.

"We have only to look back at ... the hearings with Judge Kavanaugh to recognize that the world is not in a great place for women", Lisa Borders, incoming president and chief executive of Time's Up, told reporters this week. In 1997, in a landmark judgment, laid down guidelines to be followed by establishments in dealing with complaints about sexual harassments.

In the glitzy Bollywood industry, producer and writer Vinta Nanda, accused actor Alok Nath of sexually abusing her nearly 20 years ago on a Facebook post.

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