The letter also points out that not one of the several women casual comperes/announcers who were sacked for speaking out against sexual harassment have been reinstated by AIR/Prasar Bharati, neither have any of them received compensation for the 'agony and loss they have suffered'.
Founder-Editor of the People's Archive of Rural India and agrarian expert P. Sainath talks to Shalini Nair on the aim of the two-day long Kisan Mukti March in Delhi to bring the various aspects of farm distress into the national discourse.
The march was held under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), a coalition of 200-plus organisations formed in the wake of the Mandsaur firing that killed six farmers in June 2017.
'As a Dalit artist I am always trying to create work that brings forward the struggles, voices, and dreams of caste oppressed people. This poster series was co-created with another United States-based artist Shrummi8 with colour assist from Mon Mohapatra.'
Crimes against women, including assault, rape and sexual harassment form a major chunk of the overall reported crimes against Dalits and tribals — such cases form 35 and 40 per cent of the total crimes against Dalits and tribals.
The decision was taken following a day-long consultative meeting to review the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, at the NCW’s office in New Delhi in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has swept the country since October.
The Indian Express spoke to women who have alleged sexual or mental harassment in AIR stations in Shahdol and Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, Obra in Uttar Pradesh, Kurukshetra in Haryana, and Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.
Over a dozen women have accused the editor-turned-politician and Rajya Sabha MP of sexual harassment but Gogoi’s account, published in the Washington Post Thursday, is the first to level serious allegations of rape against him.
Tata Group was responding to a report in The Indian Express on former staffer Anjuli Pandit’s allegations of sexual harassment against former Taj Hotels CEO and MD Rakesh Sarna and that she knocked on many doors but few heard.
“In December we had an uncomfortable phone call to discuss my salary and when I wasn’t happy with his offer, Sarna said ‘I think you are beautiful enough to pay you a crore but I don’t have that kind of money honey," Pandit said about Sarna.
NCW officials admit that the present law is flawed and not equipped to deal with the nature of sexual harassment complaints that have come to the fore recently, in most cases after a considerable time lapse.